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Top 10 for Planning

15 October 2018

Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning has climbed to eighth place for Town and Country Planning and Landscape in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

This echoes other rankings which acknowledge the School’s excellence in teaching and research. The latest Complete University Guide (2019) placed the School in 11th position for Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design.

It is also ranked 9th for Geography and Environmental Studies in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Responding to the news, Professor Paul Milbourne, Head of School, said: “This is an excellent result and a credit to our Planning academics and researchers. We have a long history of delivering excellence across our disciplines – Planning and Human Geography.”

He continued: “We are committed to giving our students the very best experience. In the classroom, they are taught by expert and passionate research-active staff. This facilitates a robust and challenging learning environment which encourages them to question the status quo and stimulates new ways of thinking about people, places and how we live. We also offer numerous opportunities to gain practical experience and put classroom knowledge to the test in a professional setting, ensuring they can hit the ground running after graduation.”

The School of Geography and Planning is a world-leading centre of excellence for teaching and research in spatial planning, urban design and human geography. It seeks to provide solutions to economic, environmental and social problems – contemporary global challenges - faced by human societies and places today. It has a long history of excellence and is currently ranked 9th in the UK for research quality (REF 2014).

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