Edinburgh ranked among world’s leading universities
The latest international university rankings have reaffirmed Edinburgh’s position as a leading global institution.
The QS World University Rankings 2020 have placed the University 20th in the world.
Edinburgh is once again fifth in the UK, the highest position of any Scottish university.
The annual QS World University Rankings is a comprehensive guide to the world’s top universities.
QS rankings use a range of evaluation methods. These include a research reputation survey, a poll of graduate employers and analysis of the levels of internationalisation within each university.
In the expert opinion of almost 75,000 academic peers across the globe, Edinburgh is ranked 24th in the world in the QS category for academic reputation.
The University is also rated as 32nd in the world and fifth in the UK in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), known as the Shanghai Rankings.
The Shanghai rankings also take into account the volume of research papers published and alumni and staff who have won Nobel Prizes.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
The University was ranked 29th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
The next Times Higher rankings will be announced in September.