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Lancaster tops all major league tables

03/02/2011 16:54:38

Lancaster enters the Times Good University Guide 2011 top 10 for the first time, a rise of 13 places.

High scores for student satisfaction and graduate prospects in The Independent’s Complete University Guide 2011 sees Lancaster at 8th place out of 115 institutions in the UK.

The latest Guardian University guide, published in June 2010, ranks Lancaster 6th out of 117 universities, and top in the North .

Lancaster University has been singled out in the Times Higher Education magazine for being the university to make the ‘most significant jump’ to break into the top 10 of all three national newspaper rankings for the first time. In the THE’s ‘table of tables’ Lancaster comes 8th. The table is designed to show how universities are seen by national newspapers and ranks by combining positions in the Times, Guardian and Independent

Professor Paul Wellings, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University said: “ Maintaining the top position in the region across all the major league tables is an outstanding achievement for Lancaster.

" Students should be confident that they will get the very best academic experience here, through a combination of world-class research and the highest levels of student satisfaction - areas where Lancaster performs particularly well".

Lancaster University has also emerged in the top band of UK Universities with a high proportion of its research rated ‘world leading’ in the latest Research Assessment Exercise published in 2008.

The RAE measures the quality of research conducted in universities and other higher education institutions in the UK against international standards of excellence.

Overall, 92% of research at Lancaster is recognised as being of an international standard and all units of assessment included world leading research.

13 departments are in the top 20 of UK institutions for their individual disciplines. This equates to 73% of staff.

Lancaster is ranked joint 15th out of 147 UK institutions for the amount of research judged to be of world leading importance.

Lancaster is a member of the 1994 group of research led universities. The Times Good University Guide has placed 1994 Group universities top in six regions of the UK with Lancaster being the most highly rated in the NW.