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Eight Scottish universities have made it into the top 50 of the Complete University Guide (CUG) league tables for 2022, with Stirling, Strathclyde, Dundee, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow and Edinburgh all improving on their 2021 rankings.

Every year for the last 25 years CUG has released a set of university and subject league tables aimed at guiding prospective students in their higher education decision making. This year’s tables indicate similar levels of performance to last year from most universities. However, there have been some substantial changes including some positive moves for Scottish universities.

These include the University of Glasgow moving up three places into 16th position with its highest ranking in five years. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland continues to do well in the Arts, Music and Drama league table, moving from fifth in 2021 to the top spot this year. Heriot-Watt has moved into the top ten for Civil Engineering, rising thirteen places since last year.

Meanwhile, Scotland maintains its strong foothold in the 2022 Medicine rankings with Glasgow, Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen all featuring in the top ten. Finally, In Economics, Scotland now has three universities featuring in the top ten with St Andrews, Strathclyde and Glasgow.

The CUG league tables measure ten criteria including, entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, and the ratio of staff to students. They rank 130 universities throughout the UK.

More information on its 2022 league tables are available from the CUG website.