World Ranking rise for University of Glasgow

Issued: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:01:00 BST

The University of Glasgow has soared 18 places to attain 59th position in the latest QS World University Rankings which were released today {Monday 5 September 2011}. The rise, from last year’s ranking of 77th confirms that Glasgow is in the top one per cent of institutions in the world.

BBC Online: University of Glasgow climbs in QS Rankings

The University of Glasgow is one of only three Scottish institutions in the top 100, and has seen the largest rise in its rankings from 77th to 59th place.

The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli, said: “I am delighted that the University of Glasgow has risen to 59th place in the QS World Rankings. This is our best ever performance in the QS World University rankings, a remarkable achievement and one that confirms Glasgow’s position as one of the world’s leading research intensive universities.”

“At Glasgow we are justifiably proud of the quality of our teaching and research, and we know from the National Student Survey that we provide one of the very best student experiences in the UK. We are also proud to be contributing to Scotland’s continuing success on the world stage in Higher Education”

 “Being in the top one per cent of world universities is fantastic, and is a tribute to our tremendously hard working staff, researchers and students.  The University of Glasgow will continue to provide what we are sure, and what the QS World Survey has recognised, is one of the best teaching and research environments in the world.”


  • For more information contact Peter Aitchison in the University of Glasgow Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535; 07766 111244 or email peter.aitchison@glasgow.ac.uk
  • The University of Glasgow was the joint top rated University in Scotland in the 2011 National Students Survey, and joint seventh in the UK. www.unistats.com