The University of Bath has been named one of top 150 universities in the world, in a major international ranking published today.
Bath climbed 31 places to 148th position in the QS World University Rankings 2024, up from joint 179th in 2023. The ranking is the University’s highest in the survey since 2010, confirming it among the top 10% of universities worldwide, according to QS.
Published by higher education insights and analytics provider QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the ranking is a key measure of universities’ quality and effectiveness and helps students around the world to make choices about study destination. A total of 2,963 institutions were evaluated and 1,499 were included in the ranking - 91 of which are in the UK.
The ranking rated the performance of institutions in areas such as research and discovery, employability and outcome, learning experience, global engagement and sustainability.
In the analysis, Bath scored particularly highly for its reputation among employers for “providing the most job-ready graduates”, and in measures relating to its attractiveness to international students and academic staff.
Other areas where Bath saw enhanced performance include its reputation for academic excellence amongst global academics and research citations per faculty – a measure of the impact and quality of research carried out at the institution.
Professor Ian White, University of Bath Vice-Chancellor and President, said: “I am truly delighted to see our recognition globally begin to match our excellent reputation in the UK. I am particularly pleased to see our strong strategic focus on high-quality research, learning and teaching, and excellent graduate outcomes, acknowledged internationally.
“I offer my sincere thanks to everyone in our community, and to our partners and supporters around the world, for enabling us to build a welcoming and high-quality institution that is equipping students with the knowledge and skills our societies need and addressing the important global challenges we face through research that makes a real impact.”
The University of Bath is the The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2023. Earlier this month it was named the 5th best university in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024 ranking. Bath placed 7th in the Guardian University Guide 2023.
Comparing institutions listed in the Guardian University Guide, Bath topped the student satisfaction rankings among English universities in the National Student Survey 2022, placing 3rd overall in the UK.
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, Bath earned top 100 global placings for six subject areas, including Architecture & the built environment, Business & management studies, Development studies, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration.
The University placed equal 7th worldwide for Sports-related subjects, showcasing the strength of the world-class Team Bath Sports Training Village and the gold medal-winning successes of Bath athletes at events including the Olympic Games, Winter Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.