Rankings Rise for Glasgow


The University of Glasgow has risen three places to 17th in the UK rankings for The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Glasgow, which was awarded the title of Scottish University of the Year in 2018, has also retained second place in the Scottish rankings, ahead of Aberdeen which rises to third, Dundee which drops one place to fourth, and Edinburgh which has also gone down one position from fourth to fifth. St Andrews remains in first place.‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

The University Main Building with south Glasgow behind it

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, said: “Whilst all league tables need to be treated with a degree of caution, I am nonetheless delighted that Glasgow has gone up from 20th to 17th place in the UK rankings and that we have retained second spot in Scotland in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. This is recognition of the incredibly hard work of our staff and students and again confirms the status of the University of Glasgow as world leading and world changing. Visitors to the west end of the city can now see tangible evidence of our £1bn campus development programme as new buildings start to emerge. These state-of-the-art facilities, which will be delivered over the next eight years, will ensure that Glasgow continues to be a destination of choice for the best and most talented academics, researchers and students.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings have also been published. The University of Glasgow remains in the top 100, dropping from =80 last year to =93 this year.  The University of Edinburgh has also gone down - from =27 last year to 29 this year. The University of Aberdeen is the only Scottish university to go up in the rankings - from 185 to 158. The University of St Andrews has dropped 22 places from =143 to 165 and the University of Dundee, which was at 187 last year, has now dropped out of the top 200.

First published: 21 September 2018