University moves up one place in the UK in QS World University Rankings

The University of Aberdeen has improved its standing within the UK in the latest QS World University Rankings, moving up to 27th in the UK.

Overall, Aberdeen has seen a slight drop to 220th of all world institutions ranked – a decline of 15 places - following a gain in the table last year. It continues to be ranked 4th in Scotland.

The University again scored well in the categories highlighting global outlook and is 62nd in the world for International Students and was ranked 140th in the world for International Faculty.

It also improved its rank in two key measures used in the table – Faculty Student Ratio and Employer Reputation.

In Employer Reputation Aberdeen consolidated its global and UK ranking following a rise of 125 places globally and 10 places in the UK last year, rising one further place each to 269th globally and 28th in the UK this year.  This highlights the significant progress that has been made in engaging with employers.

For Faculty Student Ratios the University has seen a rise of 34 places this year following a period of decline. Improving student to staff ratios has been a key priority of the University over recent years.

This began in 2019 with 50 new teaching and research posts and will continue in line with the University’s Aberdeen 2040 commitments, with further investment in both academic and professional services posts in the current academic year. Additionally, recruitment for 20 new interdisciplinary fellows funded by the Development Trust will begin shortly in support of our academic ambitions.

University of Aberdeen Senior Vice-Principal, Karl Leydecker, said: “We are pleased to have improved our ranking within the UK against a backdrop which has seen a significant shift in the international higher education landscape, indicating the increasing competitiveness of this global ranking.

“Through our Aberdeen 2040 strategy we are committed to building our academic and employer reputation locally and globally, through the excellence of our research and education and the quality of our graduates.”