University of Nottingham named UK’s best international university

The University of Nottingham has been named as the UK’s International University of the Year by the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

And the University has celebrated its latest international accolade by launching a new international student recruitment campaign encouraging prospective students across the globe to discover the world at Nottingham.

“At a time of unprecedented change in higher education, and in the wider world, the University of Nottingham is a thriving institution offering an outstanding student experience, world-changing research and a global reputation for excellence,” said the university’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West.

“With campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, the international dimension extends to every facet of life at Nottingham, whether it is our research, our teaching, our student community or global alumni,” she added.

The University of Nottingham was also ranked the best university for sport by the latest guide – the first time in the publication’s history that a university has scooped two awards in a single year.

The University of Cambridge finished top of the rankings for the sixth successive year slightly widening the gap on closest rival, the University of Oxford.

Recent figures reveal that the UK remains a popular destination for international students, in spite of concerns surrounding Brexit and how this will impact foreign students.

Recently released official figures show that there was a 2 per cent increase in EU applicants to universities in England, and a 3 per cent increase to Northern Ireland.

What’s more, higher education institutions in England (+7 per cent), Scotland (+9 per cent) and Northern Ireland (+1 per cent) all saw an increase in the number of applicants from countries outside of the EU.

However, Scotland did see a 1 per cent decrease in applications from potential EU-based students, while Wales recorded a 7 per cent drop in non-EU applicants and a decrease of 10 per cent in applicants from the EU.

Article published 25th September 2018