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The National Student Survey (NSS) surveys final-year undergraduate students each year. It asks them to rate their satisfaction with different aspects of their university learning experience.

Dundee ranked among UK’s top 5 for student satisfaction

The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90%, up 2% on the 2018 result and above the sector average of 84%.

Dundee was ranked in the top 10 in the UK for 11 of the 27 questions students answered. The University was rated 1st in the UK for course satisfaction in six subject areas: children’s nursing, dentistry, education, environmental sciences, molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry, and physical geographical sciences.

Highlights

  • Overall satisfaction rise from 88% to 90%
  • Second in Scotland and fourth in the UK for overall satisfaction
  • Top in Scotland for Learning resources
  • Top in Scotland for Students’ Union
  • Top in the UK for overall satisfaction in
    • Children’s nursing
    • Dentistry
    • Education
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Molecular Biology, Biophysics & biochemistry
    • Physical geographical Sciences

The University of Dundee was placed 20th in the world in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

These rankings recognise universities’ success in delivering the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The University was ranked 3rd in the world for SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production – while high scores were also recorded for Good Health and Wellbeing (16th) and Gender Equality (joint 31st).

The University of Dundee ranked 2nd in Scotland in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

The 2018 survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than 2017.

More than 20,000 undergraduate students across the UK contributed to the 2018 survey. The full results can be seen at Times Higher Education

The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB).

The results of ISB’s Autumn 2018 survey show overall average satisfaction of 89.6% among Dundee students, the highest score of any participating Scottish universities, 2nd in the UK and 6th globally.

Dundee had the highest score globally for ‘University Clubs and Societies’, and 2nd highest for ‘Enquiry Centre and Library Service’. Factors relating to Living, Support and Arrival were also identified as being particular strengths of the experience Dundee offers its international students.

With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest survey of international students. It is independently administered for universities by the International Graduate Insight Group.

We are one of the UK’s top 30 in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

This year’s edition of the guide highlighted our strengths in teaching excellence, student experience and graduate prospects, with Dundee 2nd in Scotland for each of these categories.

Good University Guide 2019

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The TEF was introduced by the UK Government to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching.

The ranking places Dundee among an elite group of British universities licensed to use the TEF Gold Award for the next three years.

  • We are ranked 29th in the UK and 4th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • We are rated 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching and 8th for course satisfaction, which point to the quality of education and training we provide, and the commitment of staff and students across the University community. 
  • In the subject rankings Dentistry is our top performer (3rd in the UK), and there are top ten performances also in Law (4th), Medicine (6th), Forensic Science (6th), Politics (9th), Social Work (9th) and Fashion & Textiles (10th)

View the full tables on the Guardian University Guide website

The Times Higher Education Golden Age University Rankings cover universities established in the two decades between 1945 and 1967, encompassing 271 institutions from 49 countries in the most recent table. Dundee was ranked 1st in Scotland, 8th in the UK and 30th in the world in 2019.

We are top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2020 edition of the Complete University Guide. This caps a strong performance across our wider life and medical sciences with the University in the UK top five for Dentistry (2nd), Anatomy (4th), Biological Sciences (4th) and Medicine (5th).

We are also in the UK top ten for Education (7th), Medical Technology (9th) and Law (10th).

In the overall table, we maintained our position at 31st after strong rises over the past five years.

You can view the University’s performance in the Complete University Guide 2020 league tables at https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/dundee/.

The survey, published by the Higher Education Statistics Authority in June 2018, shows that 96.4%of Dundee graduates were in work or further study six months after graduation, which was a new record for the University.

The number in graduate level work or study (positive destinations) was 82%, one of our best-ever returns.

These results were derived from the last ever DLHE Survey 6 months after graduation. In future, graduates will be surveyed 15 months after graduation in the new Graduate Outcomes survey.

  • Ranked 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings.

The University of Dundee has been named among the world's 'most international' universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education.

To compile the new table, THE examined the diversity of a university's student body and the extent to which its academics collaborate with international colleagues, to give a picture of how global an institution really is.

"This ranking is fantastic news and reflects the nature of Dundee as a global institution. We are continuing to expand our international activity, bringing the world to Dundee with students from all parts of the globe, and taking Dundee to the world through a formidable range of academic and business partnerships.

"We teach nurses in Eritrea and Kenya, we train orthodontists in Egypt, we partner a research institute to tackle diabetes in Kuwait, we attract life sciences doctoral students from Brazil, we work with seventeen leading Chinese universities, mainly in science and engineering, in addition to the thousands of students who come here to Dundee every year."

Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International)

 

"An institution's global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based.

It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism."

Phil Baty, Editor at THE Rankings

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessed the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all disciplines. The results published in December 2014 will be used by the funding bodies to allocate block-grant research funding to universities from 2015-16.

  • Dundee No. 1 University in UK for biological sciences
  • Excellent result in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects where the University's quality profile was the highest in Scotland
  • 76% of research rated as `world-leading’ or `internationally renowned’

Find out more on our Research website

Dundee was rated among the world's best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings.

The Leiden rankings are based on research publications data and offer important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide.

They place Dundee at 15th in the world for the highest proportion of highly cited publications. This is based on the proportion of citations in the most cited 1% of articles across all disciplines.

The University was ranked 8th globally for 'Biomedical and Health Science' publications, which puts us 1st  in the UK.