Keele ranked among world's leading universities

Posted on 22 September 2016

Keele University has retained its place among the top universities in the world.

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17 Keele is placed in the #401-500 band of the world’s best higher education institutions.

Keele University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillan, said: "To be recognised among the world's leading universities again underlines our commitment to providing our students with the highest quality educational programmes and learning environment, coupled with excellence in our research. We remain top for student satisfaction for the third year running, are first in the UK for graduate employment and 97% of our research is deemed world leading or of international importance."

Phil Baty, editor of the THE World University Rankings, said: “The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, now in their 14th year, apply rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university’s key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The results are trusted by students and their families, academics, university leaders and governments. For Keele University to make 401-500 in the world is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are a global university performance table used to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, international outlook, citations and knowledge transfer.  The table - based on 13 performance indicators - has become a major resource not just for students but for academics, university leaders, industry and governments.