By Marine Saint, Deputy Editor and Features Columnist
THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings for 2023 have been released today, with the University of Bristol ranking 76th in the world and ninth in the UK. This is an improvement of 16 places, and part of a record 1,799 universities surveyed by THE across 104 countries.
THE rated the universities on four key criteria: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Bristol University’s new Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Evelyn Welch, welcomed this rise in the rankings as a ‘Testimony to our amazing staff and students and the difference they make in the world.’
‘I am very proud to have joined a world-leading University that uses our remarkable research outputs and teaching prowess to serve the city of Bristol and beyond at a global level. I want to thank all our staff for their hard work in making our success possible.’
We’ve leapt 16 places in the @timeshighered World University Rankings 2023! ✨— University of Bristol (@BristolUni) October 12, 2022
⬆️ 76th best in the world
⬆️ 9th best in UK
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This improved ranking reflects the university’s other recent success, with the QS World University Rankings placing Bristol as the 61st best university in the world in June. As well as this, The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and The Guardian University Guide 2023 ranked Bristol University highly for some of its engineering, education, languages and animal science courses.
Within THE World University Rankings, Bristol reached a record 34th place among all universities surveyed for the number and quality of academic citations.
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