Lancaster University is one of the biggest risers in the QS World University Rankings published on Monday 5 September 2011, making a gain of 28 places to be ranked 153 out of 300 universities globally and in the top one per cent in the world.
Lancaster is also ranked 100th for employer reputation and 85th for the proportion of international students.
Lancaster is ranked 84th for Social Sciences and Management and 122nd for Arts and Humanities.
A number of Lancaster’s individual subjects were listed in the world top 60 including politics, statistics, English, geography, environmental science, statistics and accounting and finance, meanwhile sociology was ranked 49th and linguistics 43rd.
This latest global ranking follows top ten positions for Lancaster in all the major UK university league tables.