3 October 2013 10:30

Lancaster University has climbed eight places to 137th in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, one of the world’s most comprehensive and carefully calibrated global rankings.

Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University Professor Mark E. Smith said: “We are very pleased that we continue to be recognised as one of the best universities globally. Well inside the top 200 of all universities is a great position to be, especially as this year our ranking improved.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014 are the only global university performance tables to judge research-led universities across all their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The rankings employ 13 performance indicators to provide one of the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, and are widely referred to.

The rankings are used by undergraduate and postgraduate students to help select degree courses, by academics to inform career decisions, by research teams to identify new collaborative partners and by university managers to benchmark their performance and set strategic priorities.