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27 May 2005

University of Dundee named best for teaching

The University of Dundee has been named top in the United Kingdom for teaching quality in the newest set of university league tables, published in The Times Higher Education Supplement and The Times.

"The University of Dundee is delighted to be named by the Times Higher Education Supplement as top in the UK for teaching quality," said Professor James Calderhead, Vice-Principal of the University.

"This follows a series of maximum ratings in the last round of individual subject reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and an excellent institution-wide assessment last November. The achievement reflects the commitment of staff and a huge financial investment in the campus environment.

"The University of Dundee is developing a reputation for innovative courses that are well taught in an attractive environment with excellent prospects of graduate employment. Last year, the University was named by The Sunday Times as Scottish University of the Year and was praised amongst many features for an outstanding track record in its graduates’ starting salaries - highest north of Oxford.

"The attractiveness of the University is becoming widely recognised, with student applications, both across the UK and internationally, rising by more than 15% a year, both for the wide range of professional subjects offered and for arts and science courses."

The University has achieved a strong position across the board in the league tables, finishing in the top 25 in the UK overall.

By Roddy Isles, Head of Press 01382 344910, out of hours: 07968298585,