press release
Published: 28 June 2023

Surrey rises 61 places in the QS World University Rankings 2024, placing us in the top 250 in the world

The University of Surrey is ranked 244th in this year’s QS World University Rankings, which is a rise of 61 places compared to last year’s rankings, our highest result since 2011.   

The QS World University Rankings are viewed as one of the most widely read university rankings in the world. Now in its 20th year, the annual ranking system compares leading institutions on a host of different criteria: from employer reputation to the number of international students enrolled. This year, QS have updated their methodology and introduced three new key ranking indicators: Sustainability, International Research Network and Employer Outcomes.  

Our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Max Lu, said:  

“We are delighted to be recognised in the top 250 in the QS World University Rankings this year. Surrey is committed to delivering an excellent student experience alongside impactful, cutting-edge research to solve global challenges and transform lives.  

“These results are testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone at Surrey. I am proud that our community's efforts and contributions have been recognised in these prestigious rankings. Through working together and partnering with students, governments, businesses, alumni and local communities, we will continue to shape a better future.”  

This result follows other recent achievements for the University of Surrey in the past few weeks. This includes coming 13th in the Complete University Guide 2024 and an improved position in the top 50 universities globally in the Times Higher Education's (THE) Impact Rankings, which assess institutions against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. 

Further information on our league table rankings can be found on our website.  

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