University of Leicester ranked in top 1% in the world

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2016 11:59 AM |
Global league table highlights Leicester’s outstanding credentials

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 12 July 2016

The University of Leicester has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world and in the top 20 universities in the UK by a global league table of higher education institutions.

The CWUR World University Rankings, the largest academic ranking of global universities, published this week, places Leicester at 237 among the 25,000+ degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide.

Leicester is also ranked among the top 1% of institutions in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester said: “We are delighted to be cited amongst the leading institutions in the world and to be ranked among a global elite for the quality of our research, teaching and output.  This is further endorsement of the world-class status of the University of Leicester, and helps to explain Leicester’s remarkable record of success in attracting postgraduate and undergraduate students from across the world.” 

Nadim Mahassen, President of the Center for World University Rankings, added: “For University of Leicester to rank in the top 1 % worldwide is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated.”

The Center for World University Rankings 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 without relying on surveys and university data submissions.

CWUR uses eight objective and robust indicators to rank the world's top 1000 universities:

1) Quality of Education, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals relative to the university's size [25%]

2) Alumni Employment, measured by the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size [25%]

3) Quality of Faculty, measured by the number of academics who have won major international awards, prizes, and medals [25%]

4) Publications, measured by the number of research papers appearing in reputable journals [5%]

5) Influence, measured by the number of research papers appearing in highly-influential journals [5%]

6) Citations, measured by the number of highly-cited research papers [5%]

7) Broad Impact, measured by the university's h-index [5%]

8) Patents, measured by the number of international patent filings [5%]

You can link to the league table here: http://cwur.org/2016.php

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