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Brunel amongst 2021's highest risers

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Brunel University London has made significant gains in both the national and international rankings, marking a strong year for the university in the face of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

The university climbed 22 places in the Complete University Guide – the joint-third highest rise of any UK university – taking it to 62nd amongst the country’s 130 ranked universities, with its research intensity (9th in the UK) and graduate outcomes (49th) rated highly. Its new position now places it in the list of London’s top ten universities.

Meanwhile, Brunel also made gains on the world stage, climbing 17 places in the QS World Rankings to 351st. The university was particularly well graded for its research citation and internationalisation, ranking amongst the world’s top 100 institutions for both its International Student Ratio (62nd) and its International Faculty Ratio (75th).

Whilst the Complete University Guide was first published earlier in the month, the results had to be reissued following an error. Brunel’s rank was originally given as 61st although this has since been revised.

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President at Brunel, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see Brunel amongst the highest climbers in this year’s Complete University Guide.

“The past year has been immensely tough, so it is a credit to everyone at the university that, despite the challenges, we have still excelled and performed so admirably. We can all be proud that our hard work this year is now being so clearly reflected in our rankings.”

The annual QS rankings rate the world’s best 1300 universities, which this year included institutions from 97 different countries. The ranking takes in to consideration a university’s international outlook, as well as the standard of its research output, its reputation and its student to staff ratio.

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