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The Times university 2008 Top 100 league table listed the university as the 46th best university in the UK, up from 50th position in 2004 but down from 42nd in 2005. The university picked up the 2005 Times Higher Education Supplement Award for the UK's "best student experience". However, the survey was criticised by some, as it was carried out by the Student Panel making the sample self-selected and therefore unscientific. The university is also listed as one of the top 500 universities in the World at 401 to 500 in the 2006 Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings. Additionally, the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement of World University Rankings places Swansea as 347th in the world, up from 401-500 in 2007.

In July 2011, Vice-Chancellor Richard Davies unveiled at the Honorary Fellows’ Dinner a strategy agreed between Swansea University, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to achieve Swansea’s ambitions to become a World top 200 institution.

The Times Good University Guide 2005 places Swansea second to Cambridge out of 45 universities for Civil Engineering.

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