Reading, Dundee and Newcastle return to top 200 universities in the world


Times Higher Education released their world rankings for 2015-2016 this week and there was great news for the UK as a resurgence in performance saw 78 institutions place in the top 800, up from 29 in the previous year.

While the usual suspects of Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London all featured in the top ten, there was a number of other UK intuitions who reasserted themselves in the top 200 after slipping out last year. Learn more below:

University of Reading

Hot on the heels of being given its highest ever ranking in the QS World Rankings (156th), Reading had more reason to celebrate this week as it returned to the top 200 of the THE World Rankings, placing 164th.

  • Why study at Reading?
  • 94% of graduates in work or study within six months of graduating
  • Top 1% of universities worldwide
  • £400m being invested in teaching, accommodation and research, ensuring it stays a world leader

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is enjoying a year to remember after being named Times’ ‘Scottish University of the Year’ 2016, alongside ranking top in Scotland for student experience (National Student Survey), Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, and International Student Barometer.

  • Why study at Dundee?
  • The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is ranked among the top three art schools in the UK
  • The University of Dundee’s School of Medicine is ranked 5th in the UK
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, Dundee recorded the highest level of ‘world-leading’ research in the Biological Sciences of any university in the UK

Newcastle University

After finishing outside the top 200 last year, Newcastle bounced back in the 2016 rankings by placing 196th in the world. Newcastle’s reputation for preparing students for the world of work is among the best in the UK and the University is among the top 20 in the country for our employment rate, with latest official figures showing that 93% of graduates go on to employment or further education.

  • Why study at Newcastle?
  • Award-winning Careers Service supports the launch of around 30 student companies each year
  • Achieved 91% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey, placing the University joint first in the Russell Group for student satisfaction
  • Have placed in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey from 2010 to 2015

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