It is because of the universities recognition of the potential for satellite campuses that it was awarded the title of the International University of the Year.
Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “No university has ever won two of our University of the Year titles and earned a shortlisting for the main prize in a single year. That Nottingham has done so is a reflection of its huge all-around strength. Its offer to students is increasingly attractive on so many fronts.
“Constant investment in facilities keeps the university at the cutting edge, while the offer of a global university experience within the wider Nottingham umbrella helps set the university apart from the crowd.”
The Nottingham University campus in Ningbo, China was the first foreign independent university campus to be established in China following the passing of a new legislation in 2003.
Along with the Sunday Times award for the International University of the Year, Nottingham’s university in Ningbo has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and the Queen’s Award for Industry (International Trade).
The Sunday Times Good University Guide is the definitive guide to British universities and includes profiles on 132 universities to give a comprehensive overview of the higher education in the United Kingdom.
The 2019 rankings mark the sixth year that Cambridge University has achieved the top of the guide, although it comes in the bottom three for social inclusion.
However, Loughborough has been named University of the Year for the university experience it gives students, graduate success, and outstanding sporting facilities.
Topping the guide for social inclusion is London Metropolitan and Glyndwyr which admit 96.5 percent and 99.3 percent of their students fro non-grammar state schools.