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Reading Improves on THE Ranking

Posted by Richard Ward in

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The University of Reading has been ranked 30th in the UK, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking.

The institution beat its previous rank of 32nd awarded last year and continues to improve its score for International Outlook, which is now ranked 70th in the world.

The latest table ranks 98 UK universities as well as the top 1,258 institutions worldwide and has placed Reading in the 201-250 bracket of global institutions.

The university has also increased its research output, with more research and better citation rates compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the ranking, Professor Robert Van de Noort, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: "League tables are a good indicator of a university's overall performance, but they are prone to fluctuation year-on-year."

"We are proud to be recognised amongst the top 30 institutions in the UK but recognise that on an international level the landscape is now more competitive than ever. For the first time ever this year, Britain has been overtaken as the second most represented nation in the global league table. This means we need to work even harder to maintain our international standing."