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World-Class Research

Latest world rankings place Leicester in the top 10 universities in the country for the impact of its research as measured by citation levels per academic.

Professor Kevin Schürer, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise said “These scores reflect the international quality and standing of research at the University of Leicester. As a research-intensive institution, which prides itself on the strength of our research and how it translates to the wider world – as well as informing our teaching and training – we are pleased to see that the investments we have made, and will continue to make, place us amongst the very best research-based universities in the country.”

Top 10 English universities for research impact Average score
University of Cambridge 92.7
University College London 89.5
University of Oxford 82.0
Imperial College London 79.6
University of Bristol 69.3
King’s College London 68.5
University of Leicester 68.4
University of Southampton 58.4
Newcastle University 57.2
The University of Sheffield 56.3 
Source QS World University Rankings, September 2011 

Inspirational Teaching

The results of a national survey of student satisfaction with their universities has placed Leicester highest after Oxbridge out of 120 mainstream public universities.

The government-initiated, independent National Student Survey (NSS) has been carried out each year since 2005 to capture the educational experience of students. Leicester has never been ranked outside of the top 10.

The scores shown are the average score out of five given by respondents to the 22 questions of the NSS for public mainstream universities. The full results by subject are available at www.unistats.ac.uk.

Top 10 National Student Survey 2011 Student satisfaction 
Oxford 4.28
Cambridge 4.28
Leicester 4.17
Loughborough 4.15
Durham 4.13
Bath 4.11
St Andrews 4.11
Glasgow 4.10
Keele 4.10
Aberystwyth 4.09

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