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Durham University

Research & business

Durham secures 5th in Good University Guide

(1 September 2015)

Durham University is ranked 5th in the UK according to the Good University Guide 2016, an improvement of one place from the previous year. Almost 90% of subjects were ranked in the top 10 with English ranked 1st. This latest ranking follows the rise of 31 places in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16 - which placed Durham 61st globally - consolidating its position as one of the world’s leading universities.

The Good University Guide is made up of a number of indicators including student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider university experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

Durham is ranked 8th for graduate prospects in the UK (Good University Guide) and 31st globally for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings), demonstrating that we provide an outstanding platform for career development.

Professor Ray Hudson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Durham University, said: "We are extremely proud to have secured a top five position in this league table and to have been shortlisted for The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year award 2016.

"This success, following our significant rise in the recent QS World University Rankings, once again demonstrates the strength of the innovative research-led education that we provide.

"In addition, our distinctive student experience enables our students to develop the key skills valued by top employers, such as leadership, critical thinking and entrepreneurship, making our graduates among the most sought after in the world."

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