THE World University Rankings 2018

5 September 2017

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Cardiff University has risen 20 places in a prestigious international ranking of the world’s leading research intensive universities.

The latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 published today (Tuesday 5th September) sees Cardiff University rise to joint 162th place out of 1,102 universities worldwide - a jump of 20 places on last year (182nd) and 46 places since 2016 (208th).

The rankings also sees Cardiff University ranked 25th amongst the 93 UK universities represented.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan said: “Our aspiration as a University remains to be consistently ranked amongst the world’s top 100 universities...”

“Whilst we still have a way to go in this ranking, a rise of 20 places on last year and 46 places over the last three years clearly shows we are heading in the right direction.”

Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

“This result comes on the back of the publication of The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities league table for 2017 which ranked the University 99th – our highest position since the table began in 2003.”

“Importantly, in all the measures used to calculate these THE rankings we increased our scores, but I am particularly pleased to see our international outlook remains an area of immense strength for us.

“Despite all the uncertainty surrounding UK universities in the post-Brexit era this will help support our global reputation as a high-performing research intensive university.”

Now in their 13th year, the THE World University Rankings, audited by PwC, rank 1,102 institutions worldwide, drawing on 195 separate data points on each of around 1,500 of the world’s leading research universities, as well as 250,000 items of reputation data and bibliometric data from Elsevier, based on almost 62m citations to 12.4m research publications over five years.

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