University ranked among world elite for art and design education  


Nottingham Trent University has today been named among the top ten per cent of art and design education providers in the world.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 placed the university 124th out of almost 1,700 assessed institutions.

Barbara Matthews, Head of the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Culture) at Nottingham Trent University, said: “With roots dating back to 1843, Nottingham Trent University has long been a leading provider of art and design education in the UK.

“So it’s fitting that almost 175 years later we’re recognised among the best in the world for nurturing creative talent. This ranking is an indication of the true quality of art and design education provision we provide and is a testament to all our hardworking and talented staff.”

The university’s School of Art & Design is a well-established, renowned and creative higher education provider with a thriving, multicultural community of more than 2,500 students. Alumni of the School include Dame Laura Knight, Jon Burgerman and Simon Starling, as well as director Jonathan Glazer and All Saints founder Stuart Trevor.

Julie Pinches, Dean of the School of Art & Design, said: “For a long time now we have held an internationally recognised reputation for high quality art and design education provision.

“The essence of this is the combination of a great environment and a dedicated, innovative and professional academic staff, supported by knowledgeable technical and administrative staff.

“So I’m delighted to see the university recognised this way by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. It’s an acknowledgement of all the people who work here and who pride themselves on producing some of the most talented young artists and designers in the world.”

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