Reading rises to 169 in QS World University Rankings 2024
27 June 2023
The University of Reading has been placed among the world’s top 200 universities, placed at 169 equal, in the QS World University Rankings 2024.
Growing reputation among businesses and employers, and an increase in average research citations are among the trends that have propelled the University of Reading up the global league table.
The big increase means Reading has moved 60 places higher in the rankings, which have been revamped for 2024, and puts the University as the 26th highest-ranked UK university.
Focus on sustainability
The new rankings method places new emphasis on sustainability, ranking Reading at 169 in the world, in line with the University’s institution-wide commitment to support environmental sustainability and to be a force for positive social change.
Professor Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, said: “Since our foundation nearly a century ago we have been a truly global university. I’m pleased that in this new assessment we are recognised as among the best universities in the world for our research and that our reputation among businesses and academics is growing.
“With influence comes responsibility, and I am pleased to see this new league table reflecting our mission to bring about real change on social and environmental issues.
“Universities have a lot to offer the world and can bring great benefits to local communities. We are committed in our responsibilities to build partnerships and develop new ideas.”
With campuses on three continents, and students and academic staff from more than 140 countries, the University of Reading continues to build on its position as one of the UK’s leading universities.
Law, business, computer science
The Top 200 position in the world in the 2024 rankings follows improvements in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, announced in March, in which Reading saw positive moves across subject areas including Business & Management, Law, and Computer Science.
Agriculture continued to be ranked highest subject area among any UK university, with Earth & Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Archaeology all ranked among the Top 10 highest-ranked UK universities.
The QS World University Rankings 2024 scored the performance of 1,500 universities globally, the highest number ever.
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