The University of Portsmouth is now in the top 40 universities in the UK having risen for the third successive year in the Guardian University Guide.
Portsmouth is 37th in the 2018 guide, an independent ranking of quality in higher education. It has risen from 43rd in last year’s guide, and 49th in 2016.
Vice-chancellor professor Graham Galbraith said: “This is fantastic news for the University and recognition of the hard work and commitment of colleagues to provide the very best student experience underpinned by world leading research and innovation. This is one of three rankings this year in which Portsmouth has risen, underlining our continued high performance and growing reputation for excellence.
“This continued success is due to the University putting the education of our students first by investing in outstanding staff and physical resources to support learning and teaching. For example, we integrate research, professional practice and real-world learning into our courses, so students learn alongside experts and develop the skills needed in today’s economy.
“We have ambition for success, underpinned by the thrill of discovery in research and learning, and having an impact through the aspirations and skills of our graduates and globally through wide-ranging research.”
At subject level Portsmouth performs strongly across a wide range of subjects including: Sports Science where it remains ranked first in England; Criminology and Social Work both move in to the Top 10 in the UK, as do Design and Fashion and Textiles confirming the university’s strength in across the sciences, social sciences and the creative industries.