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Edinburgh Napier University moves up to the Top 500 Institutions in the World

Latest global university rankings, published from Times Higher Education, positions Edinburgh Napier amongst the top 500 institutions in the world.

Edinburgh Napier research and academia making a global mark

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core criteria, has placed ENU in the 401-500 band. That marks an improvement from 501-600 last year, and 801-1000 in 2020.

The university scored best for its international outlook, which examines the proportion of international academic staff, students and co-authorship. It also saw an increase in academic citations, a key measure of influence.

It follows Edinburgh Napier’s recent shortlisting for THE University of the Year and its continued place as a top 10 modern university in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Top Scottish modern university for research power and research impact

This year’s Research Excellence Framework results also positioned Edinburgh Napier as the top Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

Professor Andrea Nolan, Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University, said:

“The latest THE World University Rankings are another indication of Edinburgh Napier going from strength to strength. Given the scores are based heavily on the calibre of research, our work and impact in a range of fields has clearly made a big contribution. While we are an institution firmly rooted in our local communities, it is also a source of pride to be recognised for our ability to look beyond these shores and make a difference to the wider world.”

The THE rankings are calculated through analysis of five areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. This year’s set of results examined 1,799 institutions.

The data-led methodology produces a final score for each university and evaluates where they sit in comparison to others around the world.