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Brunel among world's most global universities


With a vibrant community from more than 110 countries, Brunel University London has been named among the world’s ‘most international’ universities in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Brunel is listed as the 33rd ‘most international’ in the world: almost 40% of Brunel’s student population are from overseas.

Out of a possible 100 points from QS, Brunel received 99.3 for its percentage of international students on campus and 97.3 for the percentage of international staff – well above the UK average of 84 and 79.3 respectively.

Brunel has risen 14 places overall in the annual league table since 2014 to rank 346th in the world. With some 26,000 universities globally, this puts the University among the top 1.3%.

Brunel has also risen 12 places in the category of ‘employer reputation’ and 10 places for ‘citations per faculty’ – an indicator of the huge reach and impact of the university’s research in the international community.

Earlier this year, Brunel was also listed as one of the world’s top 25 ‘most international’ universities in the Times Higher Education.

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It is viewed as one of the most widely read university league tables. This year QS have analysed over 75 million citations from more than 12 million papers, 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics and considered more than 4,000 universities before evaluating 980 of them.

Reported by:

Sarah Cox, Media Relations