King's expertise recognised three times over in bumper month

King’s expertise has been recognised for its educational work in both the QS World Rankings and Shanghai ranking. The UK-based Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), also gave King’s a very positive rating, in a month that has seen King’s impact on education recognised nationally and internationally.

The QS World Rankings saw King’s ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world. It was one of just six UK universities – all of them members of the Russell Group – in the top 25. QS World Rankings assess universities on four main areas - academic reputation, student-to-faculty ratios (number of staff to students), reputation amongst employers for producing high calibre graduates and number of research citations. Two further indicators – international faculty and student ratios – are used to assess how successful a university has been in attracting students and academics from other countries.

King’s also flourished in the ‘Shanghai Ranking’ – the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) league table, where it rose five places. In this list it is now one of only seven UK universities – again, all Russell Group members – to be ranked in the Top 50.

Following a review of academic standards, student learning opportunities and information, UK assessment body the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) confirmed the quality and standards of provision at King's. The QAA review highlighted several areas of good practice, including:

  • How King’s has capitalised on its strengths, providing opportunities for students to participate in a research culture
  • King’s provision of opportunities contributing to students' life skills and employability

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