St Andrews recognised as one of the world’s most international universities

Thursday 15 March 2018


The University of St Andrews is ranked as one of the most outward-looking institutions in a prestigious table of international universities published this week (14 March 2018).

St Andrews is ranked 21st in the Times Higher Education’s Most International Universities in the World 2018.

The list of institutions was determined by considering each institution’s proportion of international staff, international students, and research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.

The University of St Andrews is an international community with 45 per cent of its academics coming from overseas. Forty-five per cent of St Andrews’ student population is from outside the UK, with some 3000 entrant students representing more than 130 different nationalities.

Research suggests that diverse communities of students improve the teaching and learning experience, while opportunities for students to spend time abroad better prepare them to become global citizens.

Principal Professor Sally Mapstone said: “At St Andrews we pride ourselves on being a truly international and diverse community through our global collaborations and our multicultural spirit.

“Our strong international outlook is particularly important at this time when we are negotiating a new relationship with our European neighbours.

“The benefits of our international community enrich our university environment and ensure that our graduates make their way in the world as some of our brightest global citizens.”

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The full list of the Most International Universities in the World 2018 is available on the THE website.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office. Contact Steve Bargeton on 01334 467310, 01334 462530, 07802 376860 or [email protected].

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