The University of Nottingham has ranked 10th in a list of the country’s top universities and 140th in the world.
Compiled by the Centre of World University Rankings (CWUR), the list is based on the quality and education of the students, and the prestige of faculty members and their research quality.
A spokesperson for the University said: “Placing inside the top ten is fantastic news for Nottingham as it is recognition of the high value this university offers its community of students”.
“It is a reflection of the high standards we expect here and of the exceptional calibre of our world-class researchers”
They added: “[It] is a reflection of the high standards we expect here and of the exceptional calibre of our world-class researchers and staff”.
CWUR use eight criteria to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities, with the top three indicators being “quality of education”, “alumni employment” and “quality of faculty”.
“Quality of education” is measured by the number of alumni who have won major international awards, prizes and medals, whilst “alumni employment” takes into consideration the number of alumni who have held CEO positions in the world’s top companies, relative to the university’s size.
“It is good to know the University is doing well”
Over the eight criteria, the University of Nottingham achieved a total ranking score of 49.02.
First year English student Larissa Rowan told Impact: “I feel privileged [to attend the University of Nottingham]”.
Amy Wilcockson, another first year English student, told Impact: “It is good to know the University is doing well”.
However, despite the University’s success, some students believe that university rankings are not the best way to measure a university’s worth.
“University rankings are never going to be a true indicator of which university is ultimately the best one for you”
Connor Higgs, a first year English and History student, told Impact: “Obviously, using university rankings to find the best university academically is something all students have done, and always will do.
“However, university rankings are never going to be a true indicator of which university is ultimately the best one for you on a personal level”.
He added: “Personally, Nottingham is the best university in the country regardless of what are ultimately artificial rankings, simply because I love being here”.
The University of Cambridge led the national rankings, placing 1st in the country and 4th in the world.
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