Founded in 1949, Keele University is a top leading research-intensive campus university located in Staffordshire, England.

The university has three Faculties:
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Natural Sciences

A discovery by the Astrophysics Group at Keele Univ has been named as one of the World's 'Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in 2007'! (rated 6th in the 'Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of the year' by Time Magazine, in partnership with CNN).

Ranking Profile:

- According to the Complete University Guide, it is ranked 50th in 2008, 40th in 2009 and 42nd in 2010.

- 50th nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2010, with six subject areas placed in the top 20:
  • 8th for Earth Sciences
  • 10th for Geography
  • 11th for Social Polic
  • 13th for Nursing
  • 14th for Maths
  • 15th for Medicine
- 42nd in The Times Good University Guide 2010 (rated 41st in 2009).

- 56th out of 132 institutions in the RAE 2008 ratings.

- 40th in the Sunday Times University Ranking 2008, moving up from 48th in 2007.

- 85% of research work is classified as world leading and of international importance in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

- 50th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- 25th in The Push League Table 2008.

- 34th for Mathematics Programs, 45th for Accounting and Finance (Times 2008).

- Rated highly in teaching quality by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) for the following subjects:
  • American studies, education, philosophy, politics and international relations (scoring 24 out of a possible 24)
  • Economics and psychology (scoring 23)
  • Maths and statistics, physics and astrophysics, organismal biosciences, sociology (scoring 22)
  • Management, nursing and midwifery, biochemistry and biomedical sciences (scoring 21)
* Suggested Reading: Britain's Top Universities 
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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