League tables

League tables

Different league tables measure different influences on the University's rankings among UK and world universities.  

The figures below are drawn from a representative sample of the tables produced by various ranking organisations.

"World Rankings" reflect Nottingham's position among all universities globally; UK rankings are specific to the UK.

Graduation2 

 
General Academic Rankings
 UK RankingWorld ranking
(if available)

QS World University Rankings 2022

18

103

ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

9-15

101-150

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

19

158

The Complete University Guide 2022

24

N/A

The Guardian University Guide 2021

38

N/A

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

26

N/A

 

The University of Nottingham has been named as Sports University of the Year for 2021 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

Nottingham was previously the Sports University of the Year in 2019, as well as International University of the Year, in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Sports University of the Year
 

The Times Higher Education has shortlisted the University for its coveted ‘University of the Year’ award on four occasions in the last ten years.

Research

Our research was ranked 8th in the UK for Research Power in the most recent Research Excellence Framework - the UK's official five-yearly assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

Employability

The University of Nottingham is ranked in the world top 70 universities for employability by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

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