Aberystwyth amongst top 200 European universities
10 March 2016
Aberystwyth University is ranked amongst the best 200 universities in Europe according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings which were published on Thursday 10 March, 2016.
Aberystwyth University is ranked 161-170 and is one of only 46 UK universities to feature in Europe’s top 200.
Overall 22 countries are represented in the top 200 list, which draws upon data from the 800 universities from 70 countries in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
In September 2015, Aberystwyth University climbed 50 places to the top 350 universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.
Based on the five pillars of teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook, Aberystwyth excelled in international outlook where it was ranked 162nd, and citations where it was ranked 260th.
Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University said: “To be ranked amongst the best 200 universities in Europe is great news for everyone associated with Aberystwyth University and reflects excellence across the institution, in teaching and in research.”
Phil Baty, Editor of the THE World University Rankings said: “The new Times Higher Education European University Ranking is based on the same rigorous and exacting group of 13 performance indicators used to compile the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings, so it is a great achievement to make this new, prestigious top 200 list.
All universities in the ranking have had to demonstrate excellence across a range of measures, covering the teaching environment, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, and stand out from the thousands of universities across Europe that did not make the cut.”
In November 2015 the Times Higher Edcuation listed Aberystwyth amongst the top 50 universities in the UK for “best graduates for the workplace” .
The finding was based on a study of UK employers from predominantly business, IT and engineering sectors and was coupled with the publication of the Global Employability University Survey 2015.