13th April 2000

 

UNIVERSITY’S FOOD COURSES ARE AMONG

THE BEST IN THE UK

 

Food-related courses at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have been ranked in the top 10 in a survey of UK universities by a national newspaper.

 

The Times Good University Guide (Thursday 13th April 2000) ranks ULH tenth out of 51 universities which teach food subjects - but academics at the university are disappointed that the position is not even higher.

 

“We are pleased that the quality of our teaching and research in the area of food science has been recognised in this ranking,” commented Jon Hanna, acting head of the Department of Food Science and Technology.

 

“We are only surprised that our position in The Times league table for food science is not higher still.”

 

Mr Hanna said that the university’s investment in new science facilities in Lincoln would help to further improve the standing of its food programmes in the future.

 

“Our brand new science laboratories in Lincoln, which will feature a comprehensive range of equipment and facilities, will be completed in the summer,” he said. “This new investment is part of a continuing quality enhancement of the food studies programmes, and we expect our position in the rankings to be even higher next year.”

 

Prof Tony Taylor, head of the Food Research Centre in Grimsby, added that research forms an important part of the university’s food-related activities.

 

“Research has made an important contribution,” he said. “We have research links and projects in the UK, in Europe and across the world. We trust that the contribution made by researchers to the next assessment will be even greater, helping us to our enhance our national standing still further.”

 

The survey used data including teaching quality scores, research ratings and average A-level points required for entry.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside (tel: 01522 886042)