The University of Leicester (UK) is a top ranked research led university with outstanding international reputation, consistently ranked among the world's best universities. It is a member of the 1994-Group research universities.

The university has six faculties:
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Social Sciences

The University houses the biggest academic space research centre in Europe.

World Rankings:

- ranked among the top 200 institutions globally in the THES-QS World University Rankings 2007 and is placed in top 100 in Europe.

-  one of only 22 UK universities to feature in world’s top 200 list in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University League Table 2008, placed in the rank range of 152-200th globally.

- 177th among world top elite universities in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2008.

National Rankings (A Top 20 University):

- 15th nationally in The Times University Ranking 2010.

- 15th in Guardian University League Table 2010 (placed 14th in 2009).

- 20th in the Independent Complete University Guide 2010.

- Top in East Midlands and 12th in UK, ahead of Loughborough (13th) and Bath (14th) (The Independent Good UniversityGuide 2009).

- 18th in the Sunday Times University Guide 2008.

- 20th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- Ranked joint second (with Oxford University and UEA) for overall student satisfaction amongst mainstream universities in England (2008 National Student Survey).

- Placed among top 10 in England for research impact by The Guardian.

- 18 subject areas have been graded "Excellent" by the Quality Assurance Agency.

- Named University of the Year 2008 by the Times Higher Education Awards.

- Ranked among top 20 UK research universities for research grant income.

- 54% of the research is either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the RAE 2008.

* Suggested Reading: Best Universities in England

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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