Aberystwyth climbs 50 places in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

30 September 2015

Aberystwyth University has climbed 50 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16 which are published today, Wednesday 30 September.

Ranked in the band of 301-350 out of 800 institutions worldwide, Aberystwyth has also climbed into the top 40 UK institutions featured, at 39th out of 78.

Based on the five pillars of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook, Aberystwyth has excelled in international outlook where it is ranked 162nd, and citations where it is ranked 260th.

Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University said: “This is the latest in a series of league table improvements, mirrored in the most recent The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide and the QS World University Rankings. These rises confirm the growing recognition of our research and of our excellent work to improve the student experience here at Aberystwyth.”

Phil Baty, Editor of the THE World University Rankings said: “The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, now in their 12th 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 Aberystwyth University to make 301-350 in the world is an outstanding achievement to be celebrated.”

The THE World University Rankings is the third league table published in a little over two weeks where Aberystwyth University’s position has improved dramatically.

Aberystwyth University was a top climber in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide published on 20 September, up 14 places, and up 100 places in the QS World University Rankings published on 15 September.

Further information about the THE World University Rankings is available here.