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03 June 2009
Cardiff University is placed in the top ten across many subjects in the latest higher education national rankings.
The Times Good University Guide 2010 shows Cardiff in the top three universities in the UK for Communications and Media Studies, Celtic Studies, Other Subjects Allied to Medicine and East and South Asian Studies. With Archaeology, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Town and Country Planning, Mechanical Engineering, General Engineering, Linguistics, Dentistry, and Pharmacology and Pharmacy all placed in the top ten.
The subject tables substantiate the other quality assurance and independent professional accreditation procedures which recognise these subject areas, and many others at Cardiff, to be among the very best in Britain.
The University also ranks highly for graduate prospects, and on the completion indicator (the percentage of students projected to leave with a degree), having been positioned in the top 20 overall on both measures.
Professor Jonathan Osmond, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students said:
"Our position in this national ranking is further recognition of Cardiff’s commitment to imaginative and inspiring education. It also reflects the University’s investment across academic schools and the campus, in our teaching and learning infrastructure such as investment in a new lecture theatre building on the University’s Heath Park Campus, and the complete redesign of the Trevithick Library, to enhance the student experience by better meeting changing technological and curriculum needs.
"We have continued to hold a strong position for our teaching provision overall, and as a major education provider to the professions in many subject areas – areas which are of increasing importance both to students and employers focused on the workplace and employability in today’s economic climate.
"It is always gratifying to be recognised in such guides and league tables. However, the most significant endorsements are those we receive from our students, from our collaborators in industry, commerce and the public sector, and from independent quality assessments."
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