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University of Salford ranked as one of the world’s most International Universities

Thursday 14 January 2016

The University of Salford has been recognised by the Times Higher Education (THE) in their list of the top 200 most international universities (196th).  

The Times Higher Education gathers information from 800 institutions from across the globe and ranks them using a number of different indicators.  Both the diversity of a university’s student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues are signs of how global an institution really is, and these factors are among the 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that allow Times Higher Education to produce the most comprehensive global university rankings in the world. 

Salford’s inclusion in the top 200 most international universities is a significant achievement and comes after the University achieved the second highest improvement in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) scores across the UK.    The University also recently rose a number of places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. 

The University has a proud international record that has been developed over many years.  Salford has partnerships with universities across the world such as Carnegie Mellon University, the Sri Lankan Imperial Institute of Higher Education and the Open University of Hong Kong.  The University offers consultancy and staff development to help transformational change at Malaysia’s public broadcaster RTM, has students working on an international Global Cities digital technology project  at the highly ranked Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in China and has staff working in the Chernobyl exclusion zone with Ukrainian Scientists to look at the way wildlife are responding to radiation.  The University is also proud to have more than 3000 students from over 100 countries studying with us. 

The University of Salford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Marshall said: “Being named one of the world’s most International Universities is a tremendous achievement.  We are very proud that people come from right across the world to become part of our University community and that we are an outward facing institution that works collaboratively with colleagues across the globe.”

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor added: “An institution’s global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.

“All institutions in this list deserve to celebrate – being named one of the most international universities in the world is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”