University of Central Lancashire

About University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan) is a public university based in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. It has its roots since 1828. The university is the 19th largest in the UK in terms of student numbers. UCLan is in the top 3.7% of universities worldwide according to The Centre for World University Rankings 2016 (CWUR). UCLan is also in the top 800 universities globally according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The university is registered by Royal Charter in the UK and regulated and inspected by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). UCLan was the first modern university in the UK to be included in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. In 2013 QS awarded UCLan the full five stars for its approach to ‘Internationalisation’ with a proven track record for specialising in all aspects of international educational provision.