Times Higher Education World University Rankings confirm Leicesters place among top 1 of universities

A definitive table of world University rankings has seen the University of Leicester maintain its rank among the top 1 per cent of universities in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17 published on Wednesday reveals that Leicester ranks among the elite institutions globally, having moved to 172nd from 167th position.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 list the 980 top universities in the world. It is the only global university performance table to judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. This year’s ranking, which includes institutions from 79 countries, represents an elite 5 per cent of the world’s higher education institutions.

Dr Tracy Carlton, Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment, said: “We are delighted that Leicester has once again been ranked in the top 200 of Higher Education institutions worldwide, placing us among the top 1% of universities. Leicester is also consistently ranked among the top quartile of universities in the UK and it is pleasing to see that we continue to be recognised among the country’s leading institutions."

The University of Leicester also matched last year's performance against UK institutions, coming 26th overall in the UK in the rankings. Leicester is also ranked in the top 25 universities in the Times Higher Education REF Research Power rankings.

  • The University of Leicester’s student, staff and alumni communities are now self-evidently global.  Its students are increasingly studying abroad as part of their educational experience, and the University is active in research enterprise, teaching and capacity-building collaborations globally.