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The University of Manchester’s current rankings place us among the world’s best universities.

According to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 38th best university in the world, the eighth best in Europe and the sixth best in the UK. We were also ranked 87th in the world, 17th in Europe and 4th in the UK in the 2016 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities, and we're the 20th most international university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 83% of our research activity was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions.