UCLan named in global university ranking for the first time

Posted on - 3rd April, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, UCLan, University campus
UCLan has been raising its international ranking Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan has been raising its international ranking Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s university has moved into a ranking of the world’s top universities for the first time.


The University of Central Lancashire has been named in U-Multirank which compares 1,500 universities across the globe.

Ranked on give categories of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement, UClan scored an A for a number of areas.

Vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said it was a sign of UCLan’s growing quality and strength.

He said: “It’s a great achievement that we’ve been recognised by U-Multirank and that we’ve made it on to this global rating system for the first time in our history.

“It shows the progression we are making is being identified on the world stage. This success builds on a fantastic 2016 when we were recognised by a host of global league tables for our development.”

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UCLan is one of 99 UK universities to be featured in U-Multirank.

It was awarded the A status for bachelor graduation rate, graduating on time, graduation companies, international academic staff, international doctorate degrees and bachelor graduates working in the region in their first job after graduation.

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The university has seen its ranking improving throughout 2016 when it was named in the best global universities rankings for the first time.

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