Success of University Reflected in Leicester's Climb Up League Tables
national media league tables have placed the University of Leicester among the
foremost universities in the UK - and it leads the country in the provision of
achieved its highest ever rating in the Financial Times league table (May 11)
which placed the University at 17 - climbing two places from last year's 19th,
the first time it had achieved a top 20 rating.
University is also ranked in the top 20 by The Sunday Times, and The Times,
which published its league table on Friday (May 10), placed Leicester at its
highest ever ranking of 26 - climbing seven places from the 2001 ranking of
Professor Robert Burgess said: "This is a splendid set of achievements. It
is the result of some very hard work by all members of the University."
FT identified Leicester as an 'outstanding performer' in terms of its five year
record and placed Leicester in first place for being the largest provider of
taught postgraduate courses in the UK.
Times, ranking Leicester in the top quartile of UK universities, placed 15
subject areas in the top 20 in the UK. They are: Archaeology (3), Education (6),
Law (9=), Medicine (9), English (10=), Engineering (10), Economics (12), History
(13), Psychology (13), Chemistry (13), History of Art (13), American Studies
(15), Media Studies (16), Physics and Astronomy (17), Italian (18).
University, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary, achieved record
recruitment this year and scored among the best results in teaching quality for
any university - it is graded Excellent in 18 subject areas. For research, the
University attracted a record income of £33 million last year and it 84% of
staff were deemed to be doing research of national and international calibre by
the Research Assessment Exercise, 2001.
this year, the University announced its biggest expansion plan since the
sixties, establishing world-class inter-disciplinary research centres on campus.
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