Essex rises in World Reputation Rankings

  • Date

    Fri 23 Aug 19

Colchester Campus

Essex has risen to its highest place in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings.

The 2019 Rankings place Essex in 269th – up 14 places from last year.

We rose 38 places for teaching reputation and four places in research – being now ranked 262nd and 276th respectively. This reflects our reputation as a dual intensive university with excellence in both research and teaching.

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are created using the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the most powerful global university brands, based on the judgement of senior academics – the people best placed to know about excellence in universities around the world. The World Reputation Rankings are a contributing metric to the next release of THE World University Rankings, due to be published in Autumn 2019.

Professor Lorna Fox O’Mahony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Designate, said: “Our new Strategy, 2019-25, aims to extend the scale, global reach and impact of our education and research. Essex’s global reputation reflects the value we place on being an international community and our commitment to delivering the benefits of world-class research and transformational education.”

Essex is one of only 11 dual intensive universities meaning we are ranked in the top 25% for both research quality (Research Excellence Framework) and the quality of our education (Teaching Excellence Framework).

Other recent Essex accolades include being named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 and being ranked in the top 15 for overall student satisfaction out of all English mainstream universities*  for the seventh year running  by the National Student Survey (NSS).

* Non-specialist higher education institutions with a survey population of at least 500.