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University of Exeter in top 200 in the world

For the first time, the University of Exeter has been hailed as one of the top 200 institutions across the world.

In a new league table published today by the leading authority on Higher Education, the Times Higher Education, Exeter was congratulated by the editor, Ann Mroz, who said ‘We would like to congratulate the University of Exeter for its performance in this year’s rigorous rankings. Being ranked 184 in the world top 200 is an impressive achievement. The top 200 universities in the world represent only a tiny fraction of world higher education and any institution that makes it into this table is truly world class.’

Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive commented ‘It is a great achievement to feature amongst the top 1% of universities in the world. This ranking is further proof of the enormous progress we have made in the past few years and my thanks go to everyone at the University for their contribution. Exeter is now firmly on the international map, something that the whole City can be very proud of.’

The 2010-11 Time Higher Education World University Rankings have been produced using a sophisticated new methodology that constitutes the most detailed, rigorous and comprehensive study of global university performance ever undertaken.

As Phil Baty, editor of the rankings explains ‘It is particularly impressive that Exeter has secured its place among the elite group of the world’s top institutions against new, more rigorous and more comprehensive performance indicators. This could be seen as vindication of Exeter’s highly focussed international strategy.’

‘As global higher education is becoming more competitive than ever, inclusion in this year’s ranking is an impressive achievement for any institution. These rankings are the gold standard for world-class research institutions.’

The University has also been moving swiftly up the domestic league tables, rising from 34 to 12 in just ten years in The Times Good University Guide. It has achieved a similarly impressive performance in the other major UK rankings.

Date: 11 October 2010

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