University of Hull Qs Ranking

By | 16th June 2017

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University of Hull Qs Ranking

University of Hull Qs Ranking

Hull University in the UK’s top 60 institutions as QS World University Rankings revealed

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: June 08, 2017

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Hull is in the top 60 universities in the UK, according to the QS World University Rankings. The institution has made it to 55th place in the UK in this year’s rankings, which provides a guide to the world’s 959 top universities. They are joint in the UK with Keele, Bradford, Portsmouth and Ulster. In the world, QS places Hull at 601-650 for the 2018 academic year- a drop from its 2017 ranking of 551-600. The score places Hull behind Manchester (seventh in the UK), and Leeds (17) but ahead of Northumbria University at Newcastle (65), Huddersfield (65) and Manchester Met (69). The rankings are based on numerous different measures, including the opinion of academics, employers, and research citations among others.  Hull is not alone in dropping in the rankings this year, with the majority of UK institutions (51 out of 76) falling.  But, responding to the latest results, Professor Glenn Burgess, Acting Vice Chancellor at the University of Hull, said UK institutions would still be popular for students.

“The University of Hull has maintained its position in the top 3% worldwide for the past five years,” he said.

“Despite the fall in individual rankings by UK universities, the higher education sector in this country is still extremely attractive to potential students from around the globe.

“Here at Hull we are investing £200m in redeveloping our campus to provide students the chance to work, live and study in some of the best facilities around.

“We know that our students value the individual student experience they get here, including the quality of teaching, and the fantastic facilities available to them.

“We are always striving to offer our students the best education and experience that we can, so will be using this league table to find more ways of improving.”

The UK is, however, still home to four of the world’s ten best universities, including Cambridge (fourth in the world), Oxford (sixth), UCL (seventh) and Imperial College London (ninth).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA hit the top spot this year.  Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, said the fall in the rankings for universities in the country was down to recent budget cuts.

He said: “The competitiveness of UK universities has been affected by austerity. In particular, tuition fees have been frozen for five years and research funding has not grown as fast as in some other countries. So the latest QS rankings should give policymakers pause for thought.

“The various political parties have offered very different higher education policies at today’s general election. Whoever wins will need to work hard if UK universities are to regain their previous position.”

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