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 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.

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. 

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.