The University of Leicester is celebrating a sizeable jump up the global university rankings, recording its highest position in five years.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023 has placed the University of Leicester as 163rd globally. This is 22 places higher than the university achieved in the same rankings last year.
The University of Leicester was also ranked 22nd among universities in the UK – the highest position it has achieved in eight years.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings analyses 13 separate performance metrics for universities, while hundreds of thousands of data points are considered, covering the teaching environment, international outlook and industry links for universities globally.
This year, 1,799 universities from 104 countries around the world were included in the rankings.
“The latest results from the World Rankings are welcome recognition of the University of Leicester’s place on the global stage and our world-leading approach to teaching and research,” said Professor Elizabeth Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education at the University of Leicester. “That this result is our highest in five years, as well as our second-highest in eight years, reaffirms our position among the top universities in the world.”