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University of Sunderland’s growing reputation sees it move up rankings

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Published on 14 June 2022

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The University of Sunderland is on the up after scoring top marks in a series of rankings and league tables. 

The University moved up nine places from 92 to 83 following today’s publication of the annual Complete University Guide rankings. 

Every year, the Complete University Guide releases UK university and subject league tables to support prospective students in making informed decisions about their future.  

This is the second year in a row the University has moved up the rankings, reflecting the growing reputation of the institution on both a national and international level. 

Just last week, the University scored five stars in a number to categories as part of this year’s QS World University Rankings 2023. The University picked up the maximum number of stars when it came to teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities. 

The results were welcomed today by University leaders following a successful few years that has seen the University named University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, as well as being shortlisted for University of the Year at the Times Higher Education (TES) Awards 2021. 

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University, said: “While rankings only tell one part of the story when it comes to a university's performance, we are pleased to see our work increasingly being recognised through our improved position in a number of league tables. In addition, there is no doubt that our reputation is strengthening year-on-year, regionally, nationally and internationally".  

As part of the QS World rankings, the University was also awarded four stars for Academic Development, and Internationalisation, along with three stars for Pharmacy, and Innovation. 

The star ratings are used by hundreds of institutions around the world, taking part in in-depth assessments covering areas including teaching, facilities and innovation.