RGU ranked No.1 for Librarianship & Information Management studies

Robert Gordon University (RGU), in Aberdeen, has been announced as top UK university for Librarianship and Information Management studies after being ranked number one by the Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2013.

The Subject League Table results are deduced from four measures: Student Satisfaction (Ofsted assessments in the case of the Education table), Research Assessment, Entry Standards and Graduate Prospects.

Data to determine the rankings is taken from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) - the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about the universities. For the Complete University guide the agency provides data for entry standards, student-staff ratios, spending on academic services, facilities spending, good honours degrees, graduate prospects, completion and overseas student enrolments.

RGU's Information Management department's excellent reputation has been built up over many years and it has regularly been ranked highly by surveys and guides. The department's research was ranked number one in Scotland and joint number two in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

The department has an excellent record of academic success based on the fundamental belief that information and its effective management are central to the social, economic and cultural well-being of society.

Professor Peter Reid, Head of Department of Information Management, RGU said; "Being ranked top university for Librarianship and Information Management studies is testament to RGU's commitment to deliver the highest standard of quality and best practice in teaching and research. Our ethos is centred on producing reflective, creative and innovative practitioners and researchers in the fields of information and library management.

"We work with the professional community to develop relevant courses, maintaining a close relationship with the Chartered Institute of Information and Library Professionals (CILIP). This results in an up-to-date and informed approach which prepares students for the realities of work."

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Issued By:

Katie Begg
Communications Officer | Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
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