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University of Bath rises in QS World University Rankings

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Written by: Liza-Jane Gillespie | Posted 15 September 2015 16:07

University of Bath rises in QS World University Rankings

The University of Bath has jumped up 20 places in this year's QS World University Rankings.

In the latest table, the university rose from 179 to 159.

The table ranks nearly 900 national and international universities and Bath is one of only 30 UK universities to be ranked in the top 200.

Universities are assessed in four main areas: research, teaching, employability and international outlook using six indicators.

These indicators are academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations by faculty, international staff ratio and international student ratio.

The University of Bath performed particularly well in terms of employer reputation and has been ranked 77th out of the 891 global universities for this indicator.

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor, said: "This year's rise in our world ranking is proof of our growing international reputation with other universities and employers, and is testament to the hard work of staff over the last 12 months.

"It acknowledges our core strengths in research and teaching, and the employability of our students which has already been nationally recognised for some time.

"It is also very pleasing to see Bath ranked 164th in the table for citations per faculty (the 19th highest UK university). This particular indicator has been on an upward trend in recent years, as has our global academic reputation.

"I see this latest ranking as further confirmation of our fast-growing reputation as a world-class university."

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