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UCLan sits alongside global elite

21 September 2015

Lyndsey Boardman

University is listed in QS World Rankings

UCLan has retained a place in a league table of the world’s top universities.

It has been included in the QS World Rankings which lists around 850 elite universities from the thousands of institutions around the globe. UCLan was the first modern University to enter the rankings in 2010, sitting alongside institutions such as Harvard and Yale.

As part of the ranking system, the QS Stars Development Roadmap allows individual institutions to showcase their broader qualities across a range of categories important to students. UCLan has been awarded the maximum five star rating in six of these areas. These cover teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness. Overall, the University has been awarded a four-star rating out of a possible five.

“To gain an overall score of four stars out of five in the QS World Rankings is testament to the progress we are making on the world stage.”

UCLan Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas commented: “To gain an overall score of four stars out of five in the QS World Rankings is testament to the progress we are making on the world stage.” We are particularly pleased to be awarded the maximum five stars in several of the sub-categories, which reflect high levels of student satisfaction, a good graduate employability rate and extensive international research collaborations.

“We have also been recognised for our commitment to social responsibility. An obvious example of this is UCLan’s £200 million Masterplan development which, over the next ten years, aims to create a unified, sustainable and welcoming campus that will benefit not only students but also the wider community.”