University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been named amongst the world’s top universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.
The University has maintained its position in the 501-600 banding, despite an additional 131 universities being ranked this year.
Times Higher Education uses 13 performance indicators to compile the annual league tables. These are grouped into five pillars – Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income.
The University’s scores improved in three of the five pillars compared to last year. UWS’s highest ranked pillar is, like last year, International Outlook, ranking 220th out of 1,527 universities. This measures the University’s ability to attract international students and staff, in addition to its levels of international research collaboration.
UWS Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Craig Mahoney said: “I am delighted that UWS has maintained its position in the THE World University Rankings for 2021.