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QS World University Rankings place Kingston University among top 200 globally for education courses

Kingston University has been named among the top 70 institutions in Europe for education courses in the prestigious annual QS World University Rankings.

The newly-released 2017 QS subject league tables ranked the University’s education offering in the 151-200 category globally, placing it among the best 40 in the United Kingdom.

The latest international recognition for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education – run jointly by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London – comes in the year the School of Education celebrates 100 years of providing teacher training courses.

Faculty Dean Professor Andy Kent said it was fitting that the latest ranking success came during this centenary year, reflecting the School’s longstanding track record of offering excellent education provision. “This recognition is testament to the hard work of academic and professional staff across the Faculty, building on decades of teacher training excellence and expertise,” he said. “We will strive to ensure our programmes continue to provide students with the skills they need to go on and make a real difference in their chosen professions.”

Widely regarded as being one of the most authoritative international university league tables, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers a total of 46 disciplines – highlighting the world’s top-performing institutions in each academic area. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to compile the annual rankings.

In September, of the more than 20,000 universities worldwide around 3,800 were chosen by QS for further study and 900 made it to the final list for subsequent ranking. Kingston was rated the 52nd best university in the United Kingdom, and globally at 62 for international students and 213 for international faculty – measures which assess how successful a university is in attracting students and academics from other countries. Employers also rated the University 284th worldwide, placing it in the top 10 per cent of institutions perceived to be producing the best graduates.