Switzerland

Introduction

We welcome more than 10,500 students from 180 countries outside the UK and our campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis. The University of Manchester has a long tradition of welcoming students from Switzerland across all levels of study.

Our world-class campus has benefited from a £1 billion investment in teaching and research facilities. These include the new £400 million engineering campus and the £105 million Henry Royce Institute, which is the UK’s National Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation.

It also includes the £85 million refurbishment of the ‘triple-crowned’ (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) Alliance Manchester Business School.

These facilities, together with our acclaimed teaching, give our students opportunities to enjoy an engaging and enriching student experience across our portfolio of programmes. Our provision spans the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, sciences and social sciences.

World-leading research

We are recognised as a global powerhouse of research, with 93% of the University’s research activity assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2021

The University’s reputation as a world-class teaching and research university is confirmed through our ranking in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University. 

In the 2023 survey we were placed 41st in the world, and 6th in the UK.

World rankings

Using different methodologies, international rankings typically compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation.

League tableWorldEuropeUK
QS (2024) 32 8 6
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2023) 41 10 6
Times Higher Education (2024) 51 17 8
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings (2023)  2 1 1
Times Higher Education ‘Most International University’ rankings (2023)  29= 18 10