University of Greenwich in top 8 per cent in world


University celebrates ranking among best universities globally, with particular recognition for quality of its education

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The University of Greenwich has been ranked in the top 8 per cent globally by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).

In the results published today by CWUR, the largest academic rankings of global universities, Greenwich ranks 1,431 out of 20,000 higher education establishments worldwide.

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor David Maguire, said: "To be ranked in the top 8 per cent of universities globally is a fantastic achievement and I particularly welcome the recognition given to the quality of our education.

"Our focus at Greenwich is on excellence teaching, high quality research and providing our students with a challenging and rewarding university experience. We will build on this success and continue to provide both current and future students with the best possible opportunities."

As well as being listed as one of CWUR's top 2,000 global universities, Greenwich ranked 233 for quality of education, demonstrating the university's high standards for teaching.

CWUR examines four key performance elements: quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty and research performance. Equal emphasis is put on the learning environment and research, and seven objective indicators are used to rank the world's universities.

These include the number of alumni who have held CEO positions at top global companies relative to the university's size, the number of academics who have won major international awards and the number of published research papers.

In July, Greenwich was ranked top for teaching excellence in Europe by the Times Higher Education (THE). In domestic league tables, Greenwich also climbed 13 places to 83rd in this year's Complete University Guide tables.