While it is important that Birmingham performs well in comparison to its peers in the UK, the academic community is global and the University is seeking to advance its international profile. Therefore, our performance against the world’s universities is particularly important, for the University, and for the future careers of our staff and students.
The most internationally recognised and reputed worldwide rankings include the following –
International Herald Tribune - Global Employability Ranking
The International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, has ranked the University of Birmingham 55th in the world and 9th in UK for post qualification employability. The rankings illustrate the top 150 universities most frequently selected by global employers.
Emerging, a French consulting firm, surveyed employers on which schools they tended to rely on, and on what qualities made job candidates most employable. Carried out in collaboration with Trendence, a German consulting firm, the survey included hundreds of employers from 10 countries.
The study, resulting in the Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking — a list that includes the traditional top elite schools in North America as well as relative newcomers in Asia and Europe, is meant to give “universities, recruiters and students the most valuable of tools: a road-tested blueprint of where it’s best to study in order to get a job”, Emerging said as it released its findings.
The World University Rankings, Times Higher Education
Birmingham has been ranked 148 out of 400 universities across the globe in the Times Higher Education world rankings.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were developed with data provider, Thomson Reuters, with expert input from more than 50 leading figures in the sector from 15 countries across every continent.
For more information about the ranking, please visit the Times Higher Education website
Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings
The latest Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities was published in August 2012. We are ranked 101 in the world out of 500 universities included in the ranking. This establishes us as 10th out of the 38 UK universities to appear in the top 500.
For more information about the methodology used in compiling the Jiao Tong ranking, please visit the ARWU website.
QS World University Rankings
The QS World University Rankings were published in September 2012.We are ranked 77th internationally in the top-700 world universities.
This places us 13th out of the 24 Russell Group universities to feature in the ranking.
Find information about the methodology used in compiling THE World Rankings 2012 by visiting the QS World University Rankings website.