Lancaster ranked 7th for teaching excellence in Europe


Students at Lancaster University

Lancaster University is among the best universities for teaching excellence in the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. This is the first international university ranking focused entirely on teaching and learning.

The ranking examines a range of key issues including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with teachers, the quality of services at the institution and their opportunities to develop skills which help prepare them for a career after university.

Lancaster was one of the first universities to be awarded Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.

Lancaster is also ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and Complete University Guide 2020 with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation.

In the Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2018 of over 20,000 full-time undergraduates in the UK, Lancaster was placed 1st for Accommodation, joint 3rd for Security and 6th for Facilities.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said:

“This international teaching ranking reflects Lancaster’s commitment to put students at the heart of everything we do as part of a ‘dual excellence’ university.

“Our strengths in research, teaching and employability combined with our vibrant, diverse community, positions Lancaster as a truly distinctive collegiate university.

“Our graduates are the entrepreneurs, innovators, teachers and scientists of tomorrow, helping us build our reputation as a world-leading institution and working to change our global society and environment for the better.”

Read more about THE’s top-ranked European universities by teaching excellence here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/europe-teaching/2019

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