World ranking rise for University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has performed well in the latest Times Higher World University Rankings.

Listed at 73, the result puts the university in the top one per cent of institutions in the world, with the leap of 10 places the biggest in the UK. The University of Glasgow is one of only three Scottish institutions in the top 100.

It now sits at 11th in the UK and second in Scotland.

University of Glasgow Principal, Sir Muir Russell, said: “THE-QS World Ranking reflects the University of Glasgow’s place in global higher education.

“The quality of our teaching and research, allied to our provision of one of the best student experiences in the UK, makes us an attractive destination for students from across the UK and the world.

“Over the past several years, the University of Glasgow has gone through a period of substantial change which has allowed us to compete nationally and internationally and to be counted in the top 100 is testament to the hard work of all our staff.

"We will continue to invest in our areas of world-class excellence and we will build on our contribution to the economic, social and cultural wealth of Scotland and beyond.

"It is also pleasing to see that four Scottish universities have made it into what is a very competitive top 200."

The calculations leading to the THE-QS World University Rankings are based on data gathered in the following categories - peer academic review, recruiter review, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, student faculty ratio, citations per faculty.

Ann Mroz, editor of THE, says: “These rankings use an unprecedented amount of data to deliver the most accurate measure available of the world’s best universities, and of the strength of different nations’ university systems. They are important for governments wanting to gauge the progress of their education systems, and are used in planning by universities across the world.”


First published: 9 October 2008

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