The University of Bath is ranked in the top 250 research-intensive global universities, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.

This year’s ranking - which places the University 201- 250, moving us up a category from our previous position (251 – 300: World University Rankings 2020) - reflects higher scores for the strength of our research, citations and overall international outlook.

The THE’s World University Rankings is the only global performance table that judges research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It uses 13 performance indicators to provide comparisons for over 1,500 global universities.

Performance indicators are grouped by teaching (the learning environment); research (calculated by volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).

Commenting, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International & Doctoral), Professor Jeremy Bradshaw said: “The University of Bath’s position in this year’s THE World University Rankings is evidence of our growing international reputation and profile. This is being achieved thanks to the efforts of so many people across the University, including those working with our expanding network of international partners from around the world.”

This year’s World University Ranking complements other recent accolades which rank Bath highly both in the UK and internationally - see

Find out more about our latest THE position and understand more about the methodology behind the table