International rankings and reputation

We are an ambitious global university, proud of being ranked a Top 100 university in the world. Since our foundation in 1900 we have established a powerful reputation for high quality fundamental research, research that addresses the challenges of our time and innovative, research-integrated teaching which is reflected in our performance in all major international league tables.

QS World University Rankings

Birmingham is 87th in this year’s QS World University Rankings, maintaining our position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us as 13th amongst UK universities.

The World University Rankings, Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings rated Birmingham 112 out of more than 1,250 universities across the globe. The rankings use 13 performance indicators to provide a comprehensive and balanced comparison between institutions. 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings

Shanghai Jiao Tong University World Rankings ranked Birmingham as being in the top 101 – 150 (calculated rank 124th) out of 500 universities, establishing us as 11th out of the 36 UK universities to appear in the top 500.

US News and World Report: Best Global Universities

We are ranked 96th in the world out of more than 1,500 universities across 81other countries that are considered in the table.

Center for World University Rankings

The University is also classed as a Top 100 institution by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), which rates Birmingham 78th out of 20,000 global universities.

CWUR publishes the largest rankings of global universities – analysing quality of education, alumni employment, quality of academic staff and research performance – and places equal emphasis on research and learning environment.