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UCLan featured in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Posted on - 22nd September, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, UCLan, University
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The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been featured in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the second consecutive year.

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The table is considered to be one of the most prestigious in the world and UCLan has retained its position in the 601-800 category.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “It is great news that we have been included in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the second consecutive year.

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“It is very encouraging news for everybody at the start of the new academic term and is the proof that the work we are doing in teaching, research and knowledge transfer is boosting our international profile.”

Various aspects of a university are taken into account when compiling the rankings, including international outlook and research influence.

The success in the Times Higher Education rankings follows on from achievements in the QS World Rankings and the Centre for World University Rankings when UCLan was named in the top 3.7% of all universities worldwide.

The news comes as students begin to arrive in Preston for the new academic year.

Students arriving to study in Preston have been issued with a safety warning by police.

Preston Police say they will be out and about during the course of Freshers Week issuing crime prevention advice to first-time students at the University of Central Lancashire.

PCSO Stephen Connolly said: “It’s really important to us to have a good relationship with the University and particularly with the students themselves so they know where to come if they need advice or assistance from us.

“We know it’s a really exciting time, especially for those living away from home for the first time, so our neighbourhood teams are working closely with the University to help students keep themselves safe.”

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