DURHAM University has cemented its position as a global education leader in a recent poll.
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2011-2012, ranked Durham in 83rd place, a rise of two places on last year.
The university also featured in the World Top 50 for social sciences, science and international outlook, according to the rankings.
Durham University was also recently ranked in the top 100 in the 2011 QS World University League Rankings, which also placed the university at 15th globally for the reputation of its graduates among leading employers.
And, last month, Durham was ranked 3rd in the UK in the prestigious Sunday Times University Guide 2012.
Professor Chris Higgins, vice-chancellor of Durham University, said: “Our continuing rise in this world ranking and our standing as one of the UK’s leading institutions is a credit to the strength of research, teaching and the all- round experience offered by a Durham education.
“We are firmly established as one of the world’s leading universities and this is reflected in the fact our research is internationally renowned and our graduates are among the most sought-after by employers from across the globe.”