Following Brunel’s sector-leading improvement in the 2011 National Student Survey, the University has been delighted to record dramatic improvements across all the major league tables published in the last year.
Brunel has improved its position in the UK university rankings published in The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Sunday Times and was top in London in a new world ranking of universities founded in the last 50 years. Individual subject areas across the University have also shown significant jumps in the tables.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Jenks said: “When added to the outstanding 78 place climb that Brunel achieved in the 2011 National Student Survey, these league tables top an impressive year for a University that has invested in improving its academic provision whilst also undergoing a major transformation programme across its campus. These changes are clearly having the desired effect.”
The Good University Guide (published in The Times)
An improvement of 77 places for student satisfaction elevates Brunel to 17th in the UK, and marks a jump from the bottom to the upper quartile in just one year. The University rises 8 places to 43rd overall. Art and Design is ranked 6th out of 79 institutions and Sports Science is 17th out of 78, placing Brunel in the upper quartile in both subject areas
The Guardian University Guide
Brunel is the biggest climber of any University, jumping from 82nd to 44th place out of 120 institutions in the overall ranking, with 19 of the 22 subject areas ranked higher than in 2011. The University’s Social Work programmes are ranked 1st out of 77 institutions, Art and Design is 2nd out of 81, and Brunel is in the upper quartile for the subject groups History and History of Art, Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Science, Music and English.
The Complete University Guide
Brunel is 41st overall out of 116 institutions, up nine places since 2011 in the biggest positive rank move amongst all last year’s top 50 universities. Within the upper quartile, Art and Design is ranked 5th out of 78 institutions and Sports Science is 10th out of 76. There are also significant rank improvements in the subject areas Nursing, Social Work, Business Studies and Drama.
The Sunday Times University Guide
Published in September 2011, the latest Sunday Times ranking sees Brunel climb 10 places to 39th out of 122 institutions. Art and Design is ranked 2nd out of 73, while the subject areas History and Archaeology, Biology and Business are also in the upper quartile. There are significant improvements for Brunel in a number of subject areas, including climbs of 50 places for Management, 45 places for Media Studies, 25 places for Sociology, Social Policy and Anthropology, and 20 places for both Biology and Business.
Top 100 Under 50
Brunel University is ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in the first THE world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years. Brunel performed particularly well with regard to its international outlook, reaching 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 2nd in the UK. This performance category measures the international outlook of staff, students and research with Brunel scoring 90 out of a possible 100 points.