Birmingham ranked 67th in World University Rankings

Posted on Monday 5th September 2011

The University of Birmingham has been ranked an impressive 67th in today’s QS World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings is a ranking more that 600 institutions, which has published annually since 2004.

The detailed ranking includes analysis of major subject areas, academic research citations and employer reputation.

In the 2011 table Birmingham was ranked in the top 50 for employer reputation and placed three major subject areas, arts and humanities, life sciences and medicine, and social sciences in the top 100.

The University’s Registrar and Secretary Lee Sanders comments: “This result reinforces Birmingham’s growing status as a globally outstanding University. This week we will be announcing a groundbreaking partnership with the People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality (GMG) which will support major research initiatives.

"We also will continue to invest in areas of research excellence, improve campus facilities, and to deliver an outstanding student experience. Our plans for a new sports centre, library and other facilities on campus demonstrate our determination to create outstanding facilities for staff, students and the wider community.”

At the latest count, 9,000 universities were recognised globally by UNESCO. The THE–QS World University Rankings measure more that 600 institutions based on six key factors: Academic Peer Review, Employer Review, International Faculty Ratio, International Student Ratio, Student Faculty Ratio, and Citations per Faculty.

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