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University of Reading Improves Position In World and UK Rankings

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The University of Reading has gone up in two major league tables of universities published this week.

In the QS World University Rankings 2022, Reading has risen three places to 202 in the world, from more than 1,300 institutions ranked worldwide, and 27th highest among 90 universities ranked in the UK.

In a separate table, the Complete University Guide 2022, Reading has been placed at 36 in the UK from 130 institutions.

Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “Excellence in teaching, learning and research is one of our core principles and I am glad to see our focus on quality reflected in these latest league tables.

“I am immensely proud of all our students and colleagues, who have overcome many of the challenges of the past 18 months to continue to work hard, to advance knowledge, and to do something about some of the biggest issues facing our planet.”

The Complete University Guide 2022

This highlights improvements in scores for Reading around student satisfaction, entry standards and degree completion.

The guide ranks 34 subject areas at Reading, with seven subjects ranked in the top ten, and 14 in total ranked among the top 20. Highlights include:

• Agriculture and Forestry – 2 in the UK
• Land and Property Management – 2
• Speech and Language Therapy – 3
• Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design – 3
• Building – 5
• Art and Design – 6 (a rise of 31 places)
• Italian – 10

Of the 34 subject areas listed, 19 subjects improved their position compared to 2021, 11 declined, and three remained at the same position – with one new subject ranked (Medical Technology and Bioengineering).

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University Of Reading Improves In QS World University Rankings 2022

The improvement in position compared to the 2021 edition is due to a boost in Reading’s reputation with academics and employers, and places the University of Reading as the 27th highest ranked university in the UK out of 90 scored.

The league table ranks the performance of 1,300 universities globally, from more than 6,400 institutions nominated.

The University of Reading performed particularly strongly in measures of international focus, with high ratios of international faculty and students placing Reading at 148 and 126 in the world, respectively. Reading also improved its scores for its reputation with international academics and employers.

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