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UCLan now in the top 3.7% of all worldwide universities

Graduating students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have an extra reason to celebrate today with news of a rise for UCLan within a prestigious world university league table.

The Centre for World University Rankings 2016 (CWUR) has boosted UCLan’s global reputation by ranking it in the top 3.7% of all worldwide universities.

Ranked at 924 among the 25,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide, it is the highest position ever achieved by the University in the CWUR rankings and is up from inclusion in the top 3.8% last year.

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.  

We are extremely proud that Preston has a University which is now ranked as one of the best in the world. UCLan will continue to enable people, irrespective of their background, to fulfil their life goals.

UCLan’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “For the thousands of UCLan students graduating over the course of this week these latest CWUR results are great news as they highlight one of our real strengths which is it provide excellent graduate employees, armed with the skills to thrive in the workplace.

“We are extremely proud that Preston has a University which is now ranked as one of the best in the World. UCLan will continue to enable people, irrespective of their background to fulfil their potential, develop as global citizens and meet their life and career goals.”

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.

Chris Theobald | 11 July 2016