UofG improves its position among top 100 in THE World University Rankings

The University of Glasgow has improved its position among the top 100 universities in the 2021 THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings.

The University has risen by seven places to 92nd. Its improved position is attributed to its better performance in the Citations pillar of the rankings, which has a weighting of 30%. Glasgow also showed improvements in both the Research and Teaching reputation metrics which are weighted at 18% and 15% respectively.

The Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, said: “Our improved ranking in the 2021 THE World Rankings – widely acknowledged as one of the most significant and respected league tables in the global higher education environment – is a tribute to all our staff who work so hard to make this a world-class teaching and research institution as well as a fantastic student environment. My thanks go to everyone across the University for playing their part in making Glasgow a top World 100 University.”

The University’s rating for International Outlook, weighted at 7.5%, has also improved: this category measures the percentage of international staff and students and international co-authorship.

Rachel Sandison, Vice Principal External Relations, said: “THE World University Rankings are an important indicator of universities’ global performance. They measure performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. I am delighted that Glasgow’s standing in the global higher education arena has been endorsed yet again in what is an increasingly competitive environment.”

First published: 2 September 2020