University of Manchester: Manchester retains top 2% in the latest QS World University Rankings

The University of Manchester has been named the world’s 28th best University and maintains its position as the 6th best institution in the United Kingdom according to the newest QS World University Rankings announced on Wednesday, 8 June.

This means that the University performed among the top 2% of the QS. This year’s rankings included 1422 institutions from 100 different locations worldwide, with 90 from the UK alone. The rankings are based on several different indicators including the breakdown of more than 16 million research publications.

This year, the University has also been awarded another prize by QS in “Recognition of Internationalisation”. The new award shows that Manchester has a diverse international staff and student community, with 21% of staff members being classed as international and over 18,000 international students from more than 170 countries.

This latest success follows on from Manchester retaining its position as one of the world’s leading institutions according to the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings earlier this year.

The University ranked ninth globally out of nearly 1600 international entrants. This makes Manchester the only institution in Europe to be consistently named in the top 10 globally for action taken toward the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the rankings began.