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On the rise – University of Sunderland moves up in prestigious University Guide

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Published: 11 September 2023

Staff and students are celebrating after the University of Sunderland – including the University of Sunderland in London – moved up league table rankings and retained its place as one of the UK’s Top 50 Universities.   

The Guardian University Guide 2024 places the University at number 49 in the country - our highest position in 10 years - with a rise of one place from last year.  

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland, said: “It is encouraging to see us retain our Top 50 position in the Guardian University Guide.    

“However, league tables are only a snapshot measure of what we do at the University of Sunderland, so I pay tribute to students and staff for all their hard work which we see, and celebrate, day in and day out.”      

The move comes on the back of a successful few years for the University. For the first time ever, Sunderland made it into the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023. The University was ranked between 1,001-1,200 out of 1,799 Institutions across the world. In the 2023 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University was highlighted for best performance in Hospitality and Leisure Management.  

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