The University of Cumbria ranked 8th in the world

Robert Kennedy College takes immense pride to share a recent development in the university rankings world. Our exclusive partner – the University of Cumbria – has been ranked 8th in the world by Times Higher Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ranking uses 3 calibrated indicators: research, outreach and stewardship to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons.  

At its heart, the UN has 17 Sustainable Development Goals that call for an urgent action by countries –developed and developing – for global partnership. Sustainable Development Goal 4 stands for Quality Education i.e. ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

Despite the considerable progress on education access and participation over the past years, 262 million children and youth aged 6 to 17 were still out of school in 2017, and more than half of children and adolescents are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.

The Times Higher Education Ranking on SDG 4 – quality education – measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to inclusive education. This second edition includes 766 universities from 85 countries. Metrics and the percentage weightings given to each metric for arriving at the ranking are as follows:  

  • Research on early years and lifelong learning education (27%) 
  • Proportion of graduates with teaching qualification (15.4%) 
  • Lifelong learning measures (26.8%) 
  • Proportion of first-generation students (30.8%) 
University of Cumbria – Lancaster Campus

There couldn’t have been a better timing for this impressive ranking to be announced, as we also announce that the University of Cumbria Online MBAs are now being offered 100% online. Yes, you read that right! Now you can study and receive British government approved, Swiss quality education – all 100% Online. This is, however, a limited time offer. Enrol today or chat with one of our advisors on WhatsApp now.  

Vidhi Kapoor

Vidhi is an MBA graduate and has prior finance experience working with the United Nations and in Corporate Banking. A former education advisor, Vidhi pioneered the social media and content marketing team at Robert Kennedy College since 2017. A dynamic and creative person at heart, her passion is to kindle flames of inspiration and positivity within you. While in her day job Vidhi enjoys penning down solutions to academic and personal student issues; she loves to paint a beautiful sunset outside her work. An avid travel enthusiast (lived in India, UK and the US), Vidhi is now exploring her newfound love for skiing in Canada.


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  2. sarah chi

    This is fantastic news which improves the visibility and sustainability of the programs offered by the university. Very good publicity too.

  3. Premprakash Kandhai

    Congratulations to University of Cumbria and RKC.In my case, due to Covid-19 ,my residential module on Sustainability was delivered online.I applaud my supervisor,Dr.Sarah Williams for the briiliant delivery and being available 24/7 to guide students under challenging circumstances.It is through her passion and dedication that has impacted my life and rank RKC/UOC one of the best in the world.

    • Dr. Radu Negoescu

      Thank you for the feedback Prem, Sarah has indeed been tremendous and we are glad to hear you recognised her dedication. Will pass the message once again, just in case she didn’t hear it from you directly 🙂

    • Hi Said,

      That is good to hear, the world would be a better place if more people were interested in education.

      You can chat LIVE on WhatsApp with one of our Education Advisors for more information on the programmes offered, application process, and for information on any discounts we might be running at this time.

  4. Shiva

    Thanks for your supporting
    I am so glad to hear from you about your program
    Your information can help me to improve my knowledge 🙏

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  6. Kapa.Ivi

    This is the best university (UOC)/RKC because recieving education in the classrooms can be regarded as very old or too traditional type of learning pedagogy.Robert Kennedy’s /UOC’s way of outteaching to students can be regarded as very friendly and humanistic and make so many people equally skillful and knowledgable. Congratulations and continue the very good effort.

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