University of Central Lancashire climbs up global rankings

Posted on - 12th July, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
Students walking through the UCLan campus in Preston

Students walking through the UCLan campus in Preston

Preston’s university has moved up the global rankings once more.


The University of Central Lancashire has clambered up 15 places to be ranked 924th out of 25,000 degree-awarding institutions around the world.

It means UCLan is in the top 3.7 per cent of universities worldwide and is its highest ranking ever achieved.

UCLan’s vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “For the thousands of UCLan students graduating over the course of this week these latest CWUR results are great news as they highlight one of our real strengths which is it provide excellent graduate employees, armed with the skills to thrive in the workplace.

“We are extremely proud that Preston has a University which is now ranked as one of the best in the World. UCLan will continue to enable people, irrespective of their background to fulfil their potential, develop as global citizens and meet their life and career goals.”

Related: How to live stream the UCLan graduations

The ranking is put together by the World University Rankings (CWUR) and rates institution’s based on their education and training of students as well as the quality of research undertaken by the university.

Read more: Six reasons why Preston is a great place to be a student

Do you study or teach at UCLan? What do you think of the ranking? Let us know in the comments below

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