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Nottingham remains in top 150 of the world's universities

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 on 5 September 2017 shows that Nottingham has maintained its position of 147th place, appearing among the world’s elite institutions.

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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More information is available from Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at the University of Nottingham Malaysia on, +6 (03) 8924 8746 or Liz Cass, Head of Media Relations at The University UK.

Notes to editorsThe University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. It is ranked in the world’s top 75 by the QS World University Rankings 2015/16. More than 97 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is recognised internationally and it is 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities. 

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.

Posted on 8th September 2017

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