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Our University among the 200 most powerful global university brands

16 Nov 2022

Manchester is ranked 51-60 in the world in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2022, an increase from 61-70 last year

Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings 2022

To be included in the prestigious Top 200 of the world’s most important higher education institutions is a significant achievement.  THE’s World Reputation Rankings employ the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the Top 200 most powerful global university brands, based on the judgement of senior academics – the people best placed to know the most about excellence in the world’s universities.

The 2022 rankings are based on a survey carried out between November 2021 and February 2022, which received a total of 29,606 responses from 159 countries.

Earlier this year, Manchester was also named fifth place for research power - the quality and scale of research and impact - in the UK government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, the major national exercise to evaluate research activity, which was last held in 2014.

In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 93% of our research activity was rated 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*), confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions. Manchester made one of the largest and broadest REF submissions in the UK, entering 2,249 eligible researchers across 31 subject areas.