Watch: Aberdeen University rises in national league tables

An Aberdeen university has achieved its highest ever position in a league table.

Aberdeen University’s climb from 40th to 28th in the UK is the biggest rise of any of last year’s top 50 universities and takes it into the top 30 in the Complete University Guide league table for the first time.

In Scotland, the university has risen from seventh to fourth place, from 14 institutions.

The Complete University Guide is based on a range of criteria such as student satisfaction, research quality, student-to-staff ratio, spending on student facilities, and graduate prospects.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: “I am delighted the university has achieved its best ever result in the Complete University Guide, rising 12 places to make it into the top 30 for the first time.

“This strong performance is testament to our commitment to delivering world-class teaching and research, alongside a rich and fulfilling student experience.”