Swansea Uni up to be Wales’ best

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SWANSEA Uni­ver­sity has out­shone uni­ver­si­ties in the Welsh capital by again hit­ting its high­est rank in a UK league table and be­com­ing the top-rank­ing in­sti­tu­tion in Wales.

The uni­ver­sity has climbed 14 places to 31st out of 121 in­sti­tu­tions in the Guardian Uni­ver­sity Guide 2019, mak­ing it Wales’ best.

Qual­ity of teach­ing, stu­dent sat­is­fac­tion and em­ploy­a­bil­ity earned Swansea top marks in the league table of the best uni­ver­si­ties, re­leased to­day.

But Cardiff was fourth in Wales and left lag­ging in joint 58th place with Brunel, Soas Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don, King’s Col­lege Lon­don and Kingston Uni­ver­sity, com­pared to 42nd last year.

A Cardiff Uni­ver­sity spokes­woman said they were de­ter­mined to be­come the best world­wide and said they were pleased to rank within the top 10 of a series of sub­jects, rang­ing from jour­nal­ism, to den­tistry, ge­og­ra­phy and phar­ma­col­ogy.

She said: “The re­sult is dis­ap­point­ing, es­pe­cially as we as­pire to be amongst the very best in the UK and the world.

“De­spite the over­all re­sult it’s re­as­sur­ing that we are ranked in the top 10 in sub­ject ar­eas in­clud­ing jour­nal­ism, pub­lish­ing and pub­lic re­la­tions (3rd), me­dia and film (7th), den­tistry (10th), phar­macy and phar­ma­col­ogy (6th) and ge­og­ra­phy and en­vi­ron­men­tal stud­ies (9th).

“Whilst this is an im­por­tant mea­sure it’s not the only guide. For ex­am­ple, the uni­ver­sity se­cured a place in the top 100 uni­ver­si­ties in the world and top 10 in the UK in the Shang­hai Rank­ings.”

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