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Ten of the UK and Europe universities we work with are now ranked in the world’s top 200

22 September 2014

We are delighted to announce that 10 of the universities we work with have been listed in the world's top 200 universities by the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2014/15

First compiled in 2004, the QS World University Rankings have fast become the benchmark for quality in higher education and are the most widely read university comparison of their kind. Currently considering over 3,000 institutions, QS ranks more than 800, and we are proud to announce that 10 of the institutions we work with feature in this year’s top 200.

Imperial College London, which recruits the brightest and best from around the world through Study Group’s global network for their new Global MBA programme, was named as the joint-second best university in the world (alongside Cambridge), placing them 2 places higher than Oxford.

Meanwhile, after a decade of outstanding success which has reaffirmed their position as a leading international centre of excellence, The University of Sheffield has risen to 69th place in this year’s rankings and is now recognised as the 12th best institution in the UK.

Trinity College Dublin’s continued strong presence in the top 100, ranked 71st worldwide this year, and in the top 25 in Europe, demonstrates their ongoing academic excellence and unrivalled student experience in an increasingly competitive international market.

The University of Groningen can now add a top 100 world ranking to its roll-call of honour alongside 400 years of rich academic tradition, as well as boasting the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank among its alumni, coming in at 90th in the 2015 QS list.

The University of Leeds’ ranking at 97th compliments its worldwide standing for teaching, research and exceptional levels of student satisfaction, and cements its outstanding reputation for graduate recruitment.

Maintaining their position at 139, University College Dublin's President Professor Andrew Deeks said: “We are rated number one in Ireland among employers, and this [QS ranking] is a clear affirmation of the quality of education we give our students and their reputation when they graduate and begin their careers.”

Already considered world class in the field of agricultural science, and specialising in degrees in life sciences, Wageningen University’s ranking at 151st in the world, brings their reputation across the board into the spotlight.

Lancaster University had already confirmed its place among the world’s elite institutions earlier this year with 17 subjects featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject, and now their overall ranking at 160 in the 2015 rankings reaffirms their reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the top 200 by the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2013/14, VU University Amsterdam’s position at 171st in the QS rankings validates the success of their business focused proposition and their close working links at the heart of Amsterdam’s business district.

And holding the 200th spot, the University of Sussex is home to the first International Study Centre (ISC) ever established and has been the proving ground for this innovative but highly successful concept, providing a significant increase in international student numbers with 92% progression rates.

We would like to congratulate all of the institutions we work with that appear on this year’s list, and to reiterate our shared commitment to educate students from every corner of the globe, enabling them to realise their potential through transformational learning experiences.


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