Portsmouth top modern university in UK

Portsmouth is in top 400 universities worldwide and best modern university in UK

Portsmouth is in top 400 universities worldwide and best modern university in UK

The University of Portsmouth is among the top 400 universities in the world and the top modern university in the United Kingdom in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings published today.

The University of Portsmouth is also ranked among the best in Europe.

The University of Portsmouth’s Vice-Chancellor Professor John Craven said Portsmouth’s rise in the rankings was due to continued investment in research, both in terms of staff and laboratory facilities.

He said: “We are delighted to feature so prominently in an independent guide to quality in higher education.

“The World University Rankings are used worldwide by governments and research councils to determine funding decisions.

“Importantly, international ranking and reputation is the most influential factor for prospective students and the Times Higher Education rankings are trusted by prospective students and their parents around the world when choosing where to study.”

Times Higher Education describes their global rankings as the most comprehensive, sophisticated and balanced global rankings in the world. They are collated using 13 performance indicators covering the core missions of a modern global university – research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity.

The independent rankings place the United Kingdom second only to the US in terms of world-class universities, with 48 of the UK’s higher education institutions in the top 400 in the world. The US has 111, Germany has 25 and Australia and Canada each have 19.

Portsmouth scored particularly highly in terms of citations, meaning Portsmouth academics’ published research is influential and widely respected. The guide drew on 50 million citations in six million journal articles published over five years.

Director of Research, Professor Tara Dean said Portsmouth’s high position was due partly to a continued rise in the influence Portsmouth researchers have among their peers globally.

She said: “Research is vital for universities and it benefits society, the environment and the global economy. Research also underpins our teaching and our reputation and here, at Portsmouth, it ranges from pure science to computer game design, from fraud prevention to Charles Dickens, with nearly 80 per cent of all our research rated internationally recognised or above.”

The World University Rankings come on the heels of last week’s National Student Satisfaction survey, which ranked the University of Portsmouth joint top of the post-92 universities and in the top 25 of English mainstream universities for student satisfaction. The University has also been rated highly for the quality of its teaching and year on year attracts increasing number of applications from prospective students.

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  1. congratulations!!!!

  2. Well done Portsmouth!
    A well deserved praise indeed….keep it up!
    Simply proud to be one of your students in the Geography Dept…;)

  3. Finally the praise the University deserves, congratulations to all the staff for making it possible !

  4. Well done!

  5. I couldn’t agree more that Portsmouth is an amazing Uni! It also provided a completely well rounded experience. I miss it lots, and will remember my time there forever! Congrats everyone!

  6. While Portsmouth can be proud to score in the 70s in “international outlook” and “citations”, the uni should now start focussing on “teaching”. It scored 12.8 points, which I can confirm is a good reflection on the lectures I experienced in the Business School. There is plenty of room for improvements!

  7. it is great news, I’m new student at PU, hopefully next year it will be among the top 100 universities in the world, congratulations and all the best

  8. Always thought that Portsmouth was up there with the best, now I know for sure!

  9. congratulation!!!!!!!!!

  10. Congratulation. I’m also the current student at University of Portsmouth, and I have found the uni very qualitative with all the latest facilities available for students. Amazing and awesome university and really recommend anyone to study there.

  11. I am so happy University of Portsmouth is doing fine as I intend to enroll for the top-up programme in Electronic System Engineering (Distance Learning) in 2013. Keep it up.

  12. salute, viva Portsmouth University…from Civil Engineering School, Class of 1997 Malaysia

  13. how do i apply from Nigeria

    • To apply from Nigeria, you have to contact one of UoP agents in Nigeria. One of such agents is Glory Education Services (GES) that helped in processing my admission. U can reach Sotonye Graham who works with GES on 08170685966 or 07033745247.

  14. So glad to have chosen this school for my post grad….. Lets keep the flag flying.

  15. Great achievement Portsmouth!!!

    I am proud to be an Alumnus of this Great University.

    Keep the Flag Flying!!!!!!!!!

  16. Congratulations Portsmouth! Well done for your Achievement.
    I just enrolled recently for Bsc (Hons) DL top up Degree course. I’m so happy with the quality of education in UoP.
    Keep it up!!

  17. Congrats!I should apply there…

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