Staffordshire University is celebrating its recognition into the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for the first time.
The 15-year-old publication details 1,258 of the world’s leading universities on a number of factors. This includes reputation and numbers of research citations and publications over a five-year period.
Staffordshire University was placed in the top 801-1000 institutions across the globe and came just shy of the top 100 European Universities for the category of teaching in 2018.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes said: “This is excellent news for our University which prides itself on being globally connected”.
“We encourage students and staff to look worldwide in their pursuit of knowledge. The THE World University Rankings is acknowledgement that many of our academics are undertaking collaborative research and publishing with partners overseas.
“We are fully committed to ensuring our portfolio is globally relevant and our inclusion in the THE World Rankings will help us to further our reputation for innovative and applied learning.”
In comparison, Keele University stays in the same position at 501-600th place.
The news comes off the back of Staffordshire University’s success in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide where Staffordshire climbed to 9th of 133 UK higher education institutions for teaching quality, rising to 57th overall.
Earlier this year, Staffordshire University also climbed 23 places to 44th in the Guardian League Tables.
Professor Barnes said: “We’ve had a hugely successful year in League Table performance. These are all positive indicators that our Connected University strategy is helping us to deliver great courses, teaching and student experience. This is as well as impactful research which benefits our communities and transforms lives.”