University of Birmingham rises four places in global rankings

The University of Birmingham has improved its position amongst the best performi
The University of Birmingham has improved its position amongst the best performing research-intensive universities in the world
The University of Birmingham has improved its position amongst the best performing research-intensive universities in the world.

The University of Birmingham has improved its position amongst the best-performing research-intensive universities in the world - rising four places in the QS World University Rankings.

Now ranked at 80 in the prestigious global ranking, which is unveiled today (4 Jun), the University has performed particularly well in a range of QS categories introduced last year.

Birmingham has risen 10 places to 31 in the International Research Network - a measure of the global scope and distribution of the University’s international research partnerships.

Academic reputation has also improved with the University ranking at 94 (up 5 places on last year), whilst the ranking for Sustainability has soared by 111 places to 35.

Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor & Principal at the University of Birmingham, commented: "Our continued rise in the QS World University Rankings recognises the University of Birmingham as one of the world’s leading universities. The rankings highlight the importance and impact of our research, the international experience and outlook of our students, and our global footprint."

The QS World University Rankings are the most used global rankings and are a measure of a university’s global reputation. The overall rise follows last month’s announcement that seven subject areas placed in the Top 50 of the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Our continued rise in the QS World University Rankings recognises the University of Birmingham as one of the world’s leading universities. The rankings highlight the importance and impact of our research, the international experience and outlook of our students, and our global footprint.

Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor & Principal - University of Birmingham


Two of the University’s five faculty areas are in the top 100 of the prestigious global ranking - with Life Sciences & Medicine at 68 and Arts & Humanities placing at 64. Sport, Dentistry, English, Theology, Anatomy & Physiology, Performing Arts, and Linguistics all place in the Top 50.

Once again Sport is in the top 10 (6) with Linguistics rising 21 places to 28, Performing Arts up three places to 49 and English up one place to 26. There are 27 subject areas in the top 100 - an increase of five on last year.

Professor Deborah Longworth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) said: "Our success in this year’s QS World University Rankings further underlines the fact that, in both Birmingham and Dubai, we deliver the highest quality academic experience at the University of Birmingham, stretching and challenging our students with an outstanding research-intensive education.

"The latest rankings highlight Birmingham as a place for leading scholars, professionals and students who want to be involved in world-class research and achieve a degree that will enhance professional opportunities around the world."

Success continues for University of Birmingham in global rankings

The University of Birmingham remains amongst the best performing research-intensive universities in the world

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