Essex moves into global top 300

  • Date

    Tue 5 Sep 17

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Essex is one of the top 300 universities globally according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Our strengths in research and education alongside our international outlook mean we have achieved our highest ranking for four years in the prestigious rankings.

Essex is also once again ranked in the top 20 for international outlook – reflecting our ability to attract students and research talent from around the world plus our commitment to collaboration with leading institutions across the globe.

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Jules Pretty, said: “We strive for excellence in education and research and as a truly international university, with students and academic staff from over 140 countries, it is wonderful to receive this recognition for our global reputation.” 

Zoe Garshong, President of the Students' Union, added:  “As a Students’ Union, we are really pleased to see Essex enter the top 300 universities globally, which is clear recognition of the world-class work the University and Students’ Union is doing every day. We are extremely proud of Essex's international community, having over 5000 international students within our community, and it is so important to us that both we and the University provide an amazing experience for all students.”

The ranking comes hot on the heels of our University being rated Gold in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and being ranked in the top 15 for overall satisfaction, for the fifth year running, in the National Student Survey (NSS 2017).

The Times Higher Education World Rankings were introduced in 2004, and evaluate the world’s top universities for their teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and much more.

Essex is ranked in the 251-300 bracket of the World University Rankings and 19th for the international outlook indicator.