MVLS ‘four aces’ are top of the 2018 Good University Guide rankings

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences’ (MVLS) ‘four aces’ – Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine – have been placed in the top 1 or 2 in the UK in each of their subjects in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. research journals 450

The Guide, which measures areas such as graduate prospects, teaching and research quality and student experience, ranked Medicine at number two in the UK, sandwiched between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The guide ranked Dentistry at number 1 in the UK and Nursing and Veterinary Medicine each at number 2 in the UK. ‌‌‌‌‌‌

Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing are also ranked at number 1 in Scotland, in keeping with the University’s new position as the 2018 Scottish University of the Year, as named by The Times & Sunday Times.

The league table success for all four areas has been credited to the College of MVLS’s innovative structure, where teaching is supported by excellent research performed in our 7 research institutes: Institute of Cancer Sciences, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, and the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology.

The college strategy allows the schools to focus on teaching excellence while research institutes have become renowned for their world-changing research.

Although distinct, MVLS schools and institutes work closely together to create an environment that benefits and inspires students, as well as one that allows best-in-field scientists the ability to undertake world-leading research in areas such as precision medicine, cancer research and chronic diseases.

Formed in 2010, MVLS brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve health and quality of life for humans and animals across the globe. As part of this, the College also provides innovative teaching for students, preparing them for a wide variety careers.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Vice Principal and Head of the College of MVLS, said: “I am extremely proud of these new league table results for the areas of medicine, dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine – the College’s four aces. Having all four of these subjects in the top 1 or 2 position in the UK is testament to the exemplary work of colleagues across all of our Schools and Research Institutes, and also proof that our innovative College strategy fosters both world-leading teaching and research.

“Since setting up the new MVLS structure in 2010 we have focused on both excellence in teaching and world-leading research, through state of the art facilities such as our new Imaging Centre of Excellence, and also through enticing the very best clinician scientists to come and work with us here to inspire the next generation. I am delighted that everyone’s hard work has been rewarded with these results.”

The University of Glasgow has also been named Scottish University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

The university jumped nine places in the national league table to feature inside the UK’s top 20. Glasgow scored gains in six of the nine performance indicators used to rank universities in the annual undergraduate guide, and was also shortlisted for the overall University of the Year award for the whole of the UK.

The University of Glasgow saw improvements in its rankings for graduate prospects, completion rates, teaching quality and student experience. Entry standards also rose using the new UCAS tariff system and the proportion of students graduating with a first or 2:1 went above 83%.

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First published: 3 October 2017

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