Keele ranked among global elite


Posted on 10 October 2012
The top 400 of the world's universities represents just 2 per cent of the world's higher education institutions, so for Keele to remain a part of this global elite group is a worthy achievement, especially as competition for the top places is intensifying each year.

Keele has been placed, for the second consecutive year, among the world’s top universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University is positioned in the band 350-400 for the world. The table presents a broad view of institutional performance based on 13 performance indicators.
 
Keele University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett, said: "Our position among the world’s elite underlines our commitment to teaching excellence and outstanding research, as well as our contribution to the social, environmental and economic agendas. Once again this is an excellent result for Keele, which shows that our achievements are being recognised, not only locally and nationally, but internationally. The National Student Survey placed us fifth in the country for overall student satisfaction, the Sunday Times ranked us among the UKs best universities and our student employability remains in the top 10.”

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: "It has been a very tough year for all of the UK's institutions in the world rankings this year, with the vast majority slipping down the rankings, as competitors across Asia benefit from substantial funding and focused political commitment to building world class universities.

"The top 400 of the world's universities represents just 2 per cent of the world's higher education institutions, so for Keele to remain a part of this global elite group is a worthy achievement, especially as competition for the top places is intensifying each year.

"Times Higher Education's World University Rankings use 13 separate performance indicators, across the full range of a university's activities, including teaching as well as research, internationalisation and knowledge transfer, so a place in our rankings is a true indicator of all-round achievement."