Abertay University: Abertay ranked in top 20 UK universities for teaching quality


Abertay University has been ranked in the UK top 20 for Teaching Quality by this year’s Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide.

The University was placed 17th out of 130 institutions across the country in the key area of Teaching Quality and also made improvements in almost every other metric used by the respected ranking.

The accolade follows similar recent success for Abertay in the guide, with the University previously achieving the title of UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2021.

‘It’s pleasing to once again see our commitment to teaching quality recognised at such a high level in this national ranking’ – Professor Liz Bacon
For the second year running, Abertay was ranked top in Scotland for Social Inclusion, reflecting a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion that has also seen recognition in The Herald Diversity Awards and a nomination in the same important category (EDI) at this year’s upcoming national Times Higher Education Awards to be held in London.

There were several strong scores in the subject-specific rankings of the Times guide, with Food Science programmes ranked in the UK top 10 overall and top in Scotland for both teaching quality and student experience. The Sports Science programmes ranked top in Scotland and second in the UK for teaching quality.

Abertay’s Criminology programme ranked number one in Scotland for student experience, while both Biological Science and Civil Engineering ranked second in Scotland for teaching quality.

Abertay also recorded a substantial climb in the guide’s score for research quality, following on from a positive result in this year’s Research Excellence Framework results.

Principal & Vice Chancellor, Professor Liz Bacon said: “It’s pleasing to once again see our commitment to teaching quality recognised at such a high level in this national ranking. This result is down to the hard work, determination and commitment to excellence shown by our fantastic academic staff, and also the great work of the excellent colleagues in our professional services. Offering transformational opportunities, high quality teaching, a great student experience and research with real-world impact are among the top priorities for Abertay and we will keep working hard as a University community to deliver in these important areas.”

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