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Birkbeck places in top five best value for money UK universities

New analysis from Times Higher Education reveals the most cost-effective universities and university systems around the world.

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New rankings data from Times Higher Education (THE) has placed Birkbeck, University of London in the top 15 universities, globally, and top five within the United Kingdom for getting the highest levels of performance from their revenue. Birkbeck also placed second in London.

The data scores each institution by using three income metrics – institutional income, research income and industry income – and comparing them with the scores for their research, teaching and working with industry.

Professor Sally Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor said, “We are really pleased to see the results of the latest Times Higher Education analysis which positions us among the best value for money universities in the world. As a comparatively small university with a broad curriculum, we have to be resourceful. Our focus is always on maximising the positive impact of our work for our students, partners, and the wider world.

“Our placing in the ranking reflects on the strength of our research and our  commitment to excellent teaching and learning support.”

Times Higher Education is considered the definitive source of data, insight and expertise on higher education worldwide. Its service is based on 10 million datapoints from 2500 institutions in 93 countries and a relationship with universities spanning 50 years.

THE compiled the latest ranking using data from the results of its World University rankings which uses performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook and currently measures 1906 universities across 108 countries and regions.

Other universities ranked within the top 20 worldwide for best value for money included those from the United States, India and France; with the UK scoring highest from all countries.

Further Information

Read more about the new rankings data from Times Higher Education (THE).

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