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Leicester ranked amongst prestigious top 100 universities in Europe

Times Higher Education highlights ‘stand out institutions’ that demonstrate excellence.

The University of Leicester has been ranked amongst the top universities in Europe by a new ranking of elite institutions across the continent.

The Times Higher Education Ranking places Leicester at 82nd - Leicester is among only 25 English institutions in the new top 100 ranking.

The news comes after Scholarset, the leading academic social network of scientists, engineers and scholars based in China, announced its 2016 Research Ranking of the Global Universities where Leicester was placed among the top 20 English universities in the world.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Boyle said: “This excellent result soon after another world-ranking of universities placed us among the top 20 English institutions provides further affirmation of the University of Leicester’s world-leading credentials. We are a long-established institution yet focused on a future that will see us pioneering a distinctive elite of research-intensive institutions, open to all who have talent.”

Phil Baty, Editor of 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.”

Leicester is ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings, and is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world by the THE. Leicester is also ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings. The Power ranking takes into account both the quality of research and the number of research-active staff who made REF returns. Research power is important because it gives a strong indication of a combination of world-class research, international impact, critical mass and sustainability.


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