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Harper remains highest ranking 'modern university' in league table

Posted 12 June

“Recent events have demonstrated the importance of the subjects we offer, with our graduates playing a vital role in supplying the nation’s food and developing technologies in support of that effort, managing our land and natural resources and maintaining high standards of animal welfare."

Harper Adams remains the UK’s highest ranking post-92 university in the Complete University Guide, published this week.

It is also the third highest performing University in the West Midlands and the highest placed of the 17 GuildHE small or specialist higher education providers ranked in the guide.

Commenting on this positive outcome, the Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Llewellyn, said: “We are pleased to have maintained our leading ‘modern university’ position in the Complete University Guide for 2021.

“Recent events have demonstrated the importance of the subjects we offer, with our graduates playing a vital role in supplying the nation’s food and developing technologies in support of that effort, managing our land and natural resources and maintaining high standards of animal welfare.

“The industries and professions that we support will want to secure the next generation of talent to help with these objectives, and we will continue to work hard to provide a leading educational experience, supported by outstanding facilities, for students who will join us in the years to come.”

The data behind the league table shows Harper Adams University ranked 1st in the 130 institution strong league table for facilities spend.

Increased student satisfaction saw Harper Adams climb five places for this measure and further rises of one and four places were achieved for research quality and research intensity respectively.

Harper Adams remains in the Top 10 for Agriculture and Forestry higher education, and the second highest ranked specialist university in this subject table, behind the Royal Veterinary College (included because of the classification of some animal science subjects).

In the Business and Management studies subject table, Harper Adams climbed again to 35th out of 123 providers, thanks to excellent graduate prospects and increasing entry standards.

Mechanical Engineering also saw a modest rise for Harper Adams, with a 25 place leap in student satisfaction.

Come and explore Harper Adams for yourself in our virtual Open Day on Wednesday 17 June: http://harper.ac.uk/sovodju17

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