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A High-quality Student Experience

Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

We are placed among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in both the Complete University Guide 2022 and the Guardian University Guide 2022. We are listed in the world's top 150 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2021, hold a maximum five-star score overall in the QS Stars ratings system of global universities, and feature in the QS World University Rankings 2021 of the world's top 1,000 universities.


Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in teaching and learning through our pioneering approach to working with industry. We have unique relationships with companies such as Siemens Energy and the Lincolnshire Co-op, and our innovative industry engagement strategy has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. Our industry links were highlighted in national reviews into the relationships between businesses and universities by Sir Andrew Witty and Sir Tim Wilson.

The University of Lincoln is home to world-leading researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. From developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society. The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the national Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading.