University of Manchester rises in latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2024 were unveiled today, showcasing The University of Manchester's improved position at 51 in the world out of more than 1,900 institutions. This marks an increase from 54 in the 2023 rankings.

In the latest rankings unveiled by THE, The University of Manchester's global standing continues to grow, underscoring the ongoing dedication and efforts of the students, faculty, and staff, who play a pivotal role in advancing our research and educational endeavours.

According to the 20th edition of the prestigious ranking, the University maintains its eighth placed position in the United Kingdom, with the key measurement of International Outlook being a success story.

The University earned an overall score of 75.6, calculated based on 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators that assess an institution's performance across four key areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook, as outlined on the in THE’s 2024 methodology.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2024 encompass a total of 1,904 universities from across the globe.

This month also saw global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds release its first Europe-wide ranking, the only significant regional ranking of European universities. The results saw The University of Manchester place eighth in Europe and sixth in United Kingdom.

The University was also named top in both the UK and Europe, and second in the world for meaningful contributions towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in the 2023 THE University Impact Rankings. The University is the only institution in the world to rank in the top 10 in every year the THE Impact Rankings have existed.

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