Birkbeck places in top 35% of institutions ranked by QS World University Rankings
The 2021 QS World University Rankings, regarded as one of the world’s most consulted sources of comparative data for university performance, has ranked Birkbeck in the top 40 UK universities from those evaluated.
The College’s strong international brand and global outlook has also been demonstrated with the College placing no. 22, in its UK ranking, for the ability to attract international students; and in the top 6% of those ranked worldwide. Additionally, Birkbeck’s research was ranked as ‘very high’.
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Publishing firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) evaluates universities according to six metrics: 1) Academic reputation, 2) Employer reputation, 3)Faculty/Student ratio, 4) Citations per faculty, 5) International faculty ratio and 6) International student ratio.
In total, 1002 universities were ranked from 80 different locations, following an initial submission from over 5500 universities who were evaluated and considered for inclusion. 90 UK universities were included within the final rankings.
Birkbeck ranked position 344 globally, #107 for international students and #114 for citations. Institutional research quality is often measured using the QS rankings ‘citations per faculty’ metric.
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