USW has earnt a place in a league table ranking the world’s best universities

September 19, 2017

The internationally renowned Times Higher Education (THE) 2018 World University Rankings features 1,000 institutions from 77 different countries. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The THE assessors have committed to restricting the official World University Rankings to an elite top 1,000 universities, as they focus their data and methodology on similarly minded, research-active and globally focused institutions – rather than all the 20,000 or so higher education institutions across the world.

The University of South Wales has been ranked in the 601-800 band, placing it well inside the top 5% of universities.

The University performed especially well in the ‘citations’ and ‘industry income’ categories. This reflects positively on the significance of the University’s applied research activities. The ‘citations’ category refers to the number of times a university’s published research work is cited by academics and scholars globally and ‘industry income’ refers to the research income an institution earns from industry. Its position in this internationally renowned league table reflects its growing reputation for applied research.