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World rankings

Using different methodologies, international rankings typically compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation.

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An international university

We're the 29th most international university in the world, according to .


In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 93% of our research activity was rated 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*), confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions. Manchester made one of the largest and broadest REF submissions in the UK, entering 2,249 eligible researchers across 31 subject areas.

The University has also received three  (2011, 2013, 2019). 


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The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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For the second year running the University was listed in the top ten European universities for teaching excellence in the 2019 . This ranking makes us one of the best in the country as well as the continent for student engagement and post-study outcomes.

In 2023, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rated the University as silver overall, gold for student outcomes, and silver for student experience.


The University was ranked the seventh best UK institution for employability in the 2022 Times Higher Education .

We are the most targeted university by the UK's top 100 recruiters according to the High Fliers report on The Graduate Market in 2023

Social responsibility

Our commitment to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) is unmatched. We're the only university in the world to rank in the top ten for social and environmental impact in every year of the .

We're also ranked number one in the UK and Europe, and third in the world, in the , for our environmental, social and governance impact. 

An award-winning city

Manchester has been voted the top UK city to live in based on the 2022 . The city has also been voted among the best cities in the world by (2022) readers.