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UEL ranked second in UK for teaching quality in global rankings of 'young' universities 


UEL places in the top 200 for second year running in global Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

The University of East London (UEL) has been ranked in the world’s top 200 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 – and second in the UK for the quality of its teaching.

The annual league table, published today, lists the world’s best universities aged under 50 based on five key areas of performance. Of these, UEL scored particularly highly in the ‘teaching (learning environment)’ category, placing second out of the 31 UK universities that made it into the rankings. 

Teaching performance was calculated on the basis of an annual academic reputation survey, staff-to-student ratio, doctorate-to-bachelor’s degree ratio, the ratio of doctorates awarded to academic staff and institutional income.

UEL also scored high marks for its international outlook, ranking 45th in the world. This was judged on the proportion of international students and staff and the amount of international research collaboration. 

Overall, the University was ranked between 151st and 200th globally for the second successive year. Individual rankings within this overall 151-200 grouping were not published.

A total of 250 higher education institutions from 55 countries secured a place in the rankings, which is considered the most comprehensive global resource for universities founded in the past 50 years and is trusted by academics, students, parents, industry and governments.

In a statement, Times Higher Education said UEL’s inclusion in the league table was “a significant achievement”.
Although UEL can trace its roots back 120 years to when the West Ham Technical Institute opened in 1898, it qualifies for the Young University Rankings because it achieved university status in 1992. 

Dean Curtis, UEL’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, said, “We are delighted to be included among the world’s leading young universities for the second year running, and it is particularly satisfying that our teaching should score so highly.

“To be ranked second among young universities in the UK for our teaching quality is testimony to the dedication of our staff and reinforces what other league tables having been showing in recent years. It demonstrates that our academic strategy is really bearing fruit.”