League table rise for Glasgow Caledonian University

26 April 2017

Five subject areas at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) have been ranked in the Top Ten in the UK, according to league tables published by the Complete University Guide today,  Wednesday, 26 April.

Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics and Podiatry (Complementary Medicine) are second in the UK at subject level. Social Work and Forensic Science subjects are ranked as the eighth best subjects in the UK, and Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism subjects are fifth in the UK.

GCU has also risen in the Guide’s rankings and is placed 78th out of 129 UK universities.

The University is the second top-performing Scottish modern university and ranked tenth in Scotland.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE said:

“The University’s success reflects the efforts and strides we have taken to invest in our academic and student facilities. We have performed strongly due to our impressive record of student attainment, high levels of graduate employment, and our research strengths.

“I am delighted that our University is ranked as one of the top performing modern universities in Scotland.

“Our commitment as the University for the Common Good goes beyond league tables, but this ranking underlines that we are delivering academic excellence for our students.

“The University was recently ranked in the world’s top 150 by the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 Rankings 2017, which confirms GCU’s place as a top performing modern university.”

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