The University of Manchester’s current rankings place us among the world’s best universities.

2019 January

According to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 34th best university in the world, the eighth best in Europe and the sixth best in the UK. We were also ranked 80th in the world, seventh in Europe and third in the UK in the 2018 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities, and we're the 26th most international university in the world, according to Times Higher Education (2018).

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 83% of our research activity was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions.