We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.
QS World University Rankings
The University is rated 93rd in the world, 16th in the UK and second in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The University is ranked 117th in the world and 14th in the UK according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
We also came in at number 45 out of 500 universities in Europe.
We're 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.
Research Excellence Framework
The most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirmed our place as a world-leading university. The results demonstrated our research excellence across a range of disciplines, putting us in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.
A Russell Group university
The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99 per cent of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. We're top 10 in the Russell Group for research outputs.
A top-rated student experience
We're second in the Russell Group for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2019, with our Students' Union voted best in the UK for the fourth year in a row by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).
The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies
The University is in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2018, a ranking of Britain's happiest and most motivated workforces.
Our four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.