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The University of Manchester has been named as the world’s 27th best university

The University of Manchester has been named as the world’s 27th best university, maintaining its highest ever position in the QS World University Rankings.

These are ‘the world’s leading university rankings’ rating the globe’s top 1,000 institutions across 80 different countries. This year sees Manchester maintain its highest ever position globally whilst also ranking sixth in the UK, and eighth in Europe.

These results were released today (Wednesday, 10 June) by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS uses six indicators to compile the rankings, including academic and employer reputation. Manchester’s reputation amongst employers was once again the highest-ranking indicator, scoring 97.4 out of 100.

Earlier in the year this outstanding reputation was again demonstrated when the University was named the most targeted institution by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers for the third year in a row by The Graduate Market in 2020. Manchester was also named the University of the Year for Graduate Employment by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

QS itself also ranks Manchester in the top ten UK universities for overall graduate employability, alumni outcomes, employer reputations and partnerships with employers in its own employability rankings which lists more than 1,000 universities globally.