The University of Derby has been ranked in the top 1,000 universities in the world by Times Higher Education (THE). It is the first time Derby has been listed in the prestigious global rankings.
The World University Rankings 2018 are THE’s biggest international league table to date. The top 1,000 represents no more than five per cent of the 20,000 higher education institutions globally.
To calculate the rankings, judges look at 13 calibrated performance indicators to judge research-intensive universities on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Research is measured by volume, income and reputation.
Professor Kathryn Mitchell, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “Following on from the University’s recent success of achieving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), it is outstanding news to hear we have been placed in the top 1,000 universities in the world for the first time.
“We pride ourselves on being a Gold-standard institution and we have built a strong reputation in terms of our teaching quality and graduate employability. This ranking signifies the growing impact of our research and the successes we have achieved this year have been driven by our highly strategic approach to enhance all of our student’s experiences both nationally and globally.”