Glasgow among top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education rankings

The University of Glasgow has been rated amongst the top 100 universities in the world, according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Glasgow is ranked 94th, up 23 places from 117 the previous year, in the table of 400 global universities.

Following the publication of the QS World University Rankings a few weeks ago which placed Glasgow at 55th it is the first time the University has been ranked in the top 100 in both tables.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal & Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “It is always tremendous to see Glasgow ranked highly in any league table.

“While we must understand such rankings cannot provide a complete picture of the unique research and teaching environment at our great University, and acknowledge that assessment criteria can vary year-to-year, ‘league tables’ are recognised as an important influencer for students deciding where to study.

“We are always striving to improve our research quality and student experience to ensure we remain one of the world’s great, broad-based research intensive and inspiring universities.

“Our inclusion in the top 100 world universities in the QS and Times Higher Education rankings, together with our 91% satisfaction rating in the 2014 National Student Survey, bolsters and gives further encouragement to our drive for continual improvement.”

Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: “The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use 13 separate performance indicators to assess universities against the full range of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. All the universities we rank have to meet high standards against tough, rigorous and comprehensive criteria.

“Rising, for the first time, into the prestigious top 100 list of universities worldwide is a real achievement for the University of Glasgow. This accomplishment is perhaps made more impressive by the fact that the University of Glasgow has risen further up the table this year against a backdrop of falls for many of the UK’s universities, and against mounting competition from rising stars in East Asia which have been enjoying strong financial support.”

The full results of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings can be found at: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/


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First published: 1 October 2014

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