Glasgow Uni rises in global league tables


Chris McLaughlin

The ranking of the University of Glasgow has risen in two prestigious university league tables.

The university rose 22 places from 139th to 117th in the survey conducted by Times Higher Education (THE) which assesses the world’s top 400 higher education institutions.

The results of the 2013 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) survey, which ranks around 800 universities had earlier raised Glasgow’s global ranking from 54th to 51st, its highest ever position.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, the Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow was pleased with the results: “Whilst all surveys and rankings must be treated with a degree of caution, I am immensely pleased and proud at what we have achieved. I said previously when the QS results were unveiled that our strength is shown not only in league tables but in the impact that our university has on Scotland’s economic and research landscape.”

He continued: “Over recent months we have recruited some of the brightest academic and research talents from across the globe, confirming Glasgow’s reputation as one of the world’s great broad based, research intensive universities. Students returning to campus, and those arriving for the first time, can also be assured of our ambition to provide them with the very best student experience.”

Other Scottish universities also scored well. THE rated Edinburgh highest at 39th followed by Saint Andrew’s in joint 117th with Glasgow, Aberdeen 148th and Dundee 196th. The QS survey rated the same institutions 17th, 83rd, 148th and 219th respectively.

There are around 17,000 universities in the world.


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