International rankings

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 116 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. These rankings are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

QS World University Rankings

Birmingham is 81st in this year’s QS World University Rankings, cementing our position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us as 14th amongst UK universities.

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.