Lancaster University has established a global reputation as a centre for research, scholarship and teaching with an emphasis on employability, ranked 9th in the THE’s global ‘100 under 50’ university league table, 129th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-17, and 137th in the THE World University Rankings 2016-17. Lancaster pioneers globally significant research and uses its expertise to shape policy and encourage debate.
Lancaster is a collegiate university with a world-class reputation for research and teaching excellence. Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England and one of a handful of collegiate universities, Lancaster places great emphasis on a strong student experience and research-led teaching delivered by academics who are experts in their field.
The 2014 REF results for Lancaster University build on the result of the 2001 and 2008 Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), highlighting Lancaster’s reputation for research excellence at a national and international level. 83% of Lancaster’s research is internationally excellent and world leading, with 35% of our research being ‘world leading’, the highest marker of quality.