Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

Posted on Tuesday 10th September 2013

The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year’s QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.          

Today’s ranking further builds on the University’s recent strong league table performances in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013, The Guardian University Guide 2014 and The Complete University Guide for 2014.

University of Birmingham Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood said: 

‘This latest global ranking performance underlines Birmingham’s status as a world-class university. We have a bold ambition to progress even further and confirm our position as one of the leading global universities. As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering an outstanding experience for all our students; from inspirational teaching and sector-leading careers support, to major investment in our exceptional facilities and a culturally diverse community. Whilst we are clearly heading in the right direction, in a highly competitive environment it is vital that we remain focused and continue to build on our successes.’

The QS annual ranking, which evaluates 800 institutions worldwide, is based on six key factors: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, student faculty ratio, international student ratio and international faculty ratio.

For further information, please contact: Catherine Byerley, International Media Relations Manager, University of Birmingham, Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 8254.