#UniWestScotland THE Rankings Continue to Improve

THE World University Rankings

Having climbed up The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide tables, UWS is now celebrating its third year in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings with a jump in our ranking there are well.

Within THE we have moved up 12 places from joint 60th in last year’s league table to joint 48th, out of 98, in the UK this year.

Globally, UWS has also moved up a full category moving into tyhe 401-500 category out of the 1,258 institutions the THE assessed in 86 countries worldwide. This is an increase from our position last year when we were placed in the  501-600 category.

Given that Times Higher Education states there are more than 20,000 universities in the world, being ranked in the top 401-500 is a considerable achievement for the University and one that makes us all feel extremely proud.

Amongst the performance indicators used by THE World University Rankings, we are ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide for citations, revealing the scope of our research influence which is measured by capturing the number of times our published work is cited by scholars globally.

We were also recognised for our international outlook, which measures the ability of the University to attract international students and staff, in addition to levels of international research collaboration.

Professor Craig Mahoney the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at UWS said

“I’m immensely proud to continue to see UWS climb THE World University Rankings, especially when the scale and global weighting of the list is taken into account. Our new position is a testament to the hard work and effort put in by colleagues and students across the institution, and as such, I want to express my real gratitude to everyone involved in this latest achievement for UWS.”