Becoming Scotland’s leading university. That was the goal set out by the University of Dundee’s long-term Transformation vision. According to a host of surveys and league tables, we are already reaching that goal across much of our activity.

From the experience of our students to the work produced by our researchers, Dundee has been ranked top in Scotland in many of the most influential rankings and surveys produced in the higher education sector this year. 

Scottish University of the Year

The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 Scottish University of the Year 
The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 Scottish University of the Year 
National Student Survey 2016 Top ten in UK
Times Higher Education '150 under 50 2016' Number one in UK
International Student Barometer 2015 Number one in Scotland
Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015 Number one in Scotland
National Student Survey 2016 Scotland’s best students’ union

The University of Dundee is the epitome of what a good university should be. It provides an outstanding education and university experience for its students, is a key driver in the regional and national economy, and its researchers – particularly in the medical field – are pushing back the boundaries of knowledge and the treatments available to the wider benefit of society.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Dundee the UK’s best in Times Higher Education 150 Under 50

The University of Dundee has been revealed as the top ranking UK institution in the Times Higher Education '150 under 50 2016’, a ranking of the world’s top universities under 50 years of age. Dundee is the best of 25 UK institutions included in the rankings (the most of any country) and the only one to appear in the top 40 places.

Read about the THE '150 under 50' ranking

THE Student Experience Survey

Dundee was rated number one of Scotland for the sixth year in succession by the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2015 Dundee was rated first in the UK for centralised/convenient facilities and cheap shop/bar/amenities, and second for good students’ union. It scored in the UK top ten in another five categories – good social life, community atmosphere, extra-curricular activities/societies, high quality facilities, and sports facilities.

Read about our award winning Students' Union and Sports Facilities

Dundee reaches top spot in International Student Barom

Dundee reaches top spot in International Student Barometer

The University is ranked number one in Scotland and in the World’s Top 20 in the most recent International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey. Dundee came first in Scotland (7th in the UK and 19th in the whole ISB) for overall average satisfaction in the 2015 International Student Barometer, the largest annual survey of international students in the world.

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Top in Scotland and in the top 10 in the UK in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) remains the top university students’ union in Scotland and fourth in the UK in the 2015 poll.

This result, combined with being top in Scotland in the Times Higher Student Experience Survey for six years running, cements the University of Dundee’s claim to be the leading University in Scotland for Student Experience, and positions it firmly in the top 20 in the UK.

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