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Global ranking success for UCLan

31 July 2015

Rachel Atkinson

University breaks into top 4 percent for first time in its history

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) global reputation has been boosted after it was ranked in the top 3.8 percent of all worldwide universities for the first time in its history.

The Centre for World University Rankings 2015 (CWUR) has unveiled its latest international figures and the Preston based institution has reached number 939 out of more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education.

UCLan was highly rated in the ‘Quality of Faculty’ category, which measures the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals and the ‘Quality of Education’ section, which is measured by the number of a University's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the University's size.

The University also scored highly for its alumni employment and it was praised for the number of highly-cited research papers.

“It’s a fantastic achievement to be among the world’s top higher education institutions and one we’re very proud of.”

Professor Gai Murphy, UCLan Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience), said: “It’s great news for the University that we’ve broken into this list for the first time. It’s a fantastic achievement to be among the world’s top higher education institutions and one we’re very proud of.

“This rating not only highlights the steps we’ve made in providing all our students with real-world learning experiences but it reflects the opportunities that are available to all our academics.”

The CWUR publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research.