The University of East Anglia has risen up the world rankings to become a top 150 university in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12.
The university leapt 29 places in the rankings, published today, from 174th to 145th place. The top 200 represents approximately the top 1 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide.
The rankings are widely recognised as the most authoritative source of broad comparative performance information on universities across the world – employing 13 separate indicators to examine the core missions of the modern, global university - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation.
Only 32 UK universities were included in the top 200, and UEA scored higher than universities including Warwick, Exeter, Birmingham and Liverpool.
The rankings are used by undergraduate and postgraduate students to help select degree courses, by academics to inform career decisions, by research teams to identify new collaborative partners and by university managers – and even national governments – to set strategic priorities.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12, said: “The University of East Anglia has been ranked in 145h place. Our table of the top 200 represents approximately the top 1 per cent of higher education institutions worldwide, so securing a place within it is an outstanding achievement.
“To do so, a university must score highly across our full range of indicators, and indeed the University of East Anglia performed consistently well throughout, but their 29-place leap in the rankings has been driven by a strong rise in Citation Impact.
“In an increasingly competitive international field, and with the 2011-12 rankings including some significant new entries, I would like to offer my personal congratulations to the University of East Anglia on an exceptional result.”
Vice-Chancellor Prof Edward Acton said: “I am delighted at this confirmation of our place within the top one per cent of universities in the world and at our continued rise within that elite. It is particularly gratifying to see that for research influence, regarded as the single most important indicator, we outperform two-thirds of Russell Group universities and are in the top dozen in the UK.”
Prof David Richardson, pro-vice-chancellor for research and enterprise, added: “Our continued success in the National Student Survey shows that our students are highly satisfied with the education that we give them. With this latest recognition, we have a formidable combination.”
Use this link to see the full Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-12