Nottingham remains in top 150 of the world's universities

05 Sep 2017 14:00:00.000

The University of Nottingham features among the best in the world in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings — the definitive list of the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries. 

The league table, published today (5 September 2017) shows that Nottingham has maintained its position of 147th place, appearing among the world’s elite institutions. 

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Nottingham also climbs one place to 21st in the UK, moving up a rank from 22nd last year. 

Nottingham’s consistent result is a reflection of the ground-breaking research, student and academic talent, and world-class teaching it continues to deliver.

This achievement also comes amid a climate of uncertainty from the risk Brexit may pose to the global performance of the UK’s leading universities and challenges European institutions are facing from Asia. Even though the US continues to dominate the rankings, Chinese universities are rapidly climbing year-on-year. 

The University of Nottingham’s Registrar Dr Paul Greatrix said: “Once again, the THE World University Rankings recognises Nottingham as one of the UK —and indeed the world’s — top performing universities. During an uncertain and turbulent time for higher education, this is a terrific recognition for Britain’s global university and a reflection of the University’s truly international connections.”

In this 14th annual edition of the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, the UK is home to the worlds’ top two universities for the first time in the 13-year history of the table, with the University of Oxford holding onto the number one spot while the University of Cambridge has jumped from fourth to second. 

Despite signs that Asia is starting to threaten the position of some of Europe’s leading institutions, Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings, THE, said: “Europe is one of the leading regions in the THE World Rankings and is now home to more than half of the top-200 spots (101 compared to 99 last year). Europe will need to work hard to ensure in can sustain its performance in future years.”

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Notes to editors: 

The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

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