University of Leicester confirms position among leading institutions in the world

Posted by ap507 at Sep 06, 2016 10:08 AM |
QS World University Rankings® places Leicester among the top 2 per cent of universities

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 6 September 2016

A world ranking of universities has confirmed the University of Leicester’s position among the leading institutions in the world.

The QS World University Rankings® places Leicester among the top 2 per cent in the world – and we continue to be counted among the top 60 most international universities on the planet.

Professor Paul Boyle, President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, said: “This new report confirms Leicester's position amongst the world's leading universities.

“This is good news for the University, the city and our region as we work together to share the benefits of our internationally-significant work. The inclusion of the University among leading institutions is a testament to the commitment and dedication of staff and students from across all disciplines at the University.”

QS World University Rankings® measure university research quality, graduate employability, teaching commitment and international commitment. QS rankings use a combination of global surveys and audited data including citation counts from Scopus, the world’s largest database of academic publishing.

You can access the table here: http://www.topuniversities.com/

The latest ranking news comes after other international university league tables highlighted Leicester's leading credentials.

Earlier this year, Scholarset, the leading academic social network of scientists, engineers and scholars based in China, announced its 2016 Research Ranking of the Global Universities (RRGU). Leicester is placed in the top 200 world universities at 166, and among the top 20 English universities.

Leicester is ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings, and is ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world by Times Higher Education world university rankings. 

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