BU is now 62nd in the league table, published today, which is based on performance in nine key indicators – including student satisfaction, research quality, graduate job prospects, service and facilities spend, and teaching and academic feedback.
Other highlights include investments in academic appointments, increased student satisfaction, and BU’s results in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), where 62 per cent of research submitted was judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
BU is also investing £250 million in its estates infrastructure and facilities by 2019, constructing new buildings and redesigning both Lansdowne and Talbot Campuses.
Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University, said: “The 20 place rise in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is a significant achievement, and recognises the great work taking place at Bournemouth University.
“We are delighted that our research, education and professional practice are all highlighted as areas of particular strength. The fusion of these elements is key to creating a fantastic student experience at BU and making our graduates extremely employable.
“This result recognises the hard work and commitment of all of the BU community. We will continue to build on this success with ongoing investment in our staff and students, as well as our facilities, to ensure BU keeps getting better.”
This is the latest of several league table successes for Bournemouth University this year.
BU was also recognised as one of the world’s best new universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Top 150 Under 50 rankings of universities under 50 years old, and in the THE’s top 200 most international universities in the world.