Lancaster University in world rankings top 150


6 June 2018 21:10
Students at Lancaster University.

Lancaster is ranked 131 out of more than 1,000 institutions in the new QS World University Rankings released today.

The University scored particularly well for citations per faculty (98th) and numbers of international students (51st). Citations are particularly important as they are a mark of how influential an individual piece of research is regarded by others working in the field.

The league table takes into consideration a number of criteria including: academic and employer reputation, the number of citations per faculty and international staff and student numbers.

The University is also the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018 and is in the top ten in all major national league tables.

Lancaster University also holds a TEF Gold award for outstanding teaching, an outstanding learning environment and delivering excellent employment outcomes for its students. This is the highest possible rating a university can achieve.

Lancaster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: "Lancaster is one of just a few universities to hold a world-class reputation for teaching excellence and research. Thanks to the diversity of our staff and student body, we are very proud to offer a genuinely international experience here in our campus in the UK. We are delighted that our research and international ethos have been recognised in this way."

Lancaster is also ranked 17 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2018. The Golden Age University Rankings cover universities established in the two decades between 1945 and 1967.

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