It’s important that we perform well in comparison to our peers in the UK, but the academic community is global, and we’re seeking to reflect this by advancing our international profile. With this in mind, it’s key that we perform well against leading universities across the world.
Our international position
The World University Rankings, Times Higher Education
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings rated Birmingham 130 out of 800 universities across the globe. The rankings use 13 performance indicators to provide acomprehensive and balanced comparison between institutions. These rankings are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
QS World University Rankings
Birmingham is 84th in this year’s QS World University Rankings, cementing our position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us as 15th amongst UK universities.
The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study in seven subjects.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings
Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings ranked Birmingham as being in the top 101 – 150 out of 500 universities, establishing us as joint 9th out of the 37 UK universities to appear in the top 500.