We're ranked within top 100 universities in QS World University Rankings

We have been ranked within the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020, reaffirming our position as a leading global university for teaching and research.

The results rank us 13th best in the UK, 78th in the world and top in Yorkshire and Humber.

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The global ranking is the world’s most-consulted independent university evaluation and provides a definitive guide to the world’s 1,001 top universities.

President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, said: “I'm delighted that we have received recognition for being a world-leading university.

"We are committed to research and teaching which improves lives, solves global problems and leads the way in influencing policy and I’m grateful to all those whose hard work has made this possible.

"I’m also really proud that our diverse community, which includes over 140 nationalities represented here on campus, has been recognised in the rankings. Our international students and staff play a crucial role in expanding the University's vibrant and dynamic cultural environment, and they make a huge contribution to academic life, knowledge and our economic growth as a nation. We’re committed to ensuring our city continues to make staff and students from around the world feel welcome."

We are committed to research and teaching which improves lives, solves global problems and leads the way in influencing policy and I’m grateful to all those whose hard work has made this possible.

Professor Koen lamberts

The expert opinions of 94,672 academics and 44,884 employers contributed to this year’s rankings. Over thirteen million research papers and 93 million citations were analysed to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked.

Using these measures, the QS Rankings 2020 placed us 10th in the UK for research impact. Our research strives to change lives and influence policy by addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges, from developing new treatments for life-threatening diseases to solving the problem of feeding a world of 10 billion and driving low-carbon technology.

The QS World University Rankings 2020, which are in their 16th year, also measure academic standards, employability records, research quality, teaching capacity and internationalisation.

Our highest scores came in the two internationalisation indicators: 94.1/100 for international student ratio and 87.9/100 for international faculty ratio, demonstrating our diverse community.

Earlier this year, we celebrated success in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which 17 subjects were ranked in the top 100 in the world.