Durham University is a top 5 UK University, rated 5th nationally in The Complete University Guide 2010, following Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and LSE.

Durham is a member of the 1994 Group, Virgo Consortium and the N8 Group of Universities. It has outstanding ranking achievements and the university is highly regarded as the leading alternative to Oxford and Cambridge.

Rankings & Ratings:

- Durham is a world class university, consistently ranked in the World top 200. According to the THES - QS World University Rankings , it is placed 109th in 2007 and 122nd in 2008.

- In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2008, it is placed in the rank range of 152-200th globally.

- 8th in Times Good University Guide 2010, and 14th in Guardian University Guide 2010.

- 12th overall in the Sunday Times University Guide's cumulative ranking table for the ten years from 1997 to 2007.

- Durham Business School is accredited by the AACSB, AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). The school is ranked 11th in the UK and 28th in Europe in the FT European Business School rankings 2008.

- The MBA programme is ranked 13th in the UK, 22nd in Europe and 80th in the world, according to the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2009.

- 5th in the UK and 34th in the world (Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2008).

- named Sunday Times University of the Year in 2005.

- more than 60.9% of research was given a 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) grading in the RAE 2008.

- Durham is the No. 1 university in the UK for its impact of scientific research, according to the Times Higher Education Supplement's citation rankings.

- The university scored six 5 star, thirteen 5, twelve 4, and one 3a in the RAE 2001 ratings, subjects that gained a 5* rating were: Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, and Law.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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