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The University of Birmingham has enhanced its position in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and confirmed its status as one of the best research intensive institutions in the world.

The QS World University Rankings, published today, look at every university across the globe and measure them against a range of criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

The University of Birmingham is placed 79th in the world in the 2019 rankings, an improvement of five places on 2018. This comes as a result of our sector-leading employer reputation, increase in citations per faculty and an increase in the number of international students. Citations is a measure of the impact and quality of research.

The QS World University Rankings are the most commonly used global rankings and are a measure of a university’s global reputation.

Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham said:

“The University of Birmingham is hugely proud of its standing as one of the world’s leading universities. The latest QS ranking attests to our still-growing reputation, the importance and impact of our research, and the truly international experience we offer to our students.”

For more information please contact Dominic Benson, Deputy Director of Communications, University of Birmingham, on +44 0121 414 5134. Alternatively, contact the Press Office out of hours on +44 (0)7789 921165.

The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions. Its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers, teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries. Its research ideas are commercialised by a trading subsidiary, University of Birmingham Enterprise.