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Lancaster in the top one per cent of universities in latest global rankings

10/06/2011 00:00:00
​Global recognition of Lancaster University’s quality comes with a ranking of 131 in The Times Higher Education World Rankings published in October 2011. In international tables, Lancaster consistently ranks in the top one per cent of universities.

The THE World Rankings also place Lancaster 44th in the world for arts and humanities subjects and 45th in the world for its international outlook, which looks at the proportion of overseas students and staff as well as the proportion of research papers published with international co-authors.

This latest global ranking follows top ten positions for Lancaster in all the major UK university league tables. Lancaster University was also one of the biggest risers in the QS World University Rankings published in September 2011, making a gain of 28 places to be ranked 153 out of 300 universities globally.

Lancaster was singled out for its high levels of graduate employment in The Sunday Times University Guide 2012. The Guide ranks Lancaster the top university in the North West, saying: “An above-average proportion of students get graduate-level jobs (74 per cent) and its unemployment rate is well below standard. Its appeal is also enhanced by an outstanding teaching and research record, good enough to rank it consistently in the top 20 nationally.”

Results of the National Student Survey 2011 revealed that Lancaster students are more satisfied with their course than the average UK student. Overall, 88 per cent of final year students at Lancaster say they were satisfied with their course compared with a UK average of 83 per cent.