Rankings

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings

We're 105th in the world and 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

We're also among the top 50 most international universities in the world, according to data from the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is ranked 46th in the world and 15th in the UK.

The data for this table is drawn largely from the 'international outlook' pillar of the THE World University Rankings 2022. This takes into account a university鈥檚 proportions of international students, international staff, international reputation and journal publications with at least one international co-author.


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide

We're ranked 18th in the UK and 3rd in the north and north east in the 2024 The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.


QS Rankings

QS World University Rankings

The University is ranked 104th in the world, 28th in Europe18th in Northern Europe and 15th in the UK in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

QS Sustainability Rankings

The University is ranked 24th in the world (out of 1,403 institutions), 12th in Europe (out of 493) and 7th in the UK (out of 93) in the 2024 QS Sustainability Rankings.


The Complete University Guide

We're ranked 20th in the UK in the 2024 .


Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

The 2023 places 水宜坊 42nd in the world, from over 1700 institutions, and 8th in the UK for its progress towards the United Nations鈥 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

水宜坊 has been ranked 9th globally for action on Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG12) and in the top 15 for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16) and Climate Action (SDG13).


Research Excellence Framework

The most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2021 demonstrate our research and impact excellence across a broad range of disciplines and confirm that our research is having a significant positive impact on lives across the globe.

Research Excellence Framework 2021


A Russell Group university

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 92 per cent of our research and impact was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.


A top-rated student experience

The 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) placed us number one in the Russell Group, based on aggregate responses.

Our Students鈥 Union has been voted the best in the UK six years running by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).

We're the University of the Year for Student Experience according to The Daily Mail University Guide 2024. We're also ranked 11th in the UK.

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Flagship institutes

The University鈥檚 four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.