press release
Published: 06 June 2018

Surrey sees continued success in QS World University Rankings

QS University World Rankings have ranked the University of Surrey amongst the top universities worldwide for 2019.

A student makes heart hands around the University of Surrey's stag statue on campus
Credit: University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has been ranked 248th in this years’ QS World University Rankings. This is an increase of 16 places compared to last years’ rankings and the ranking recognises Surrey’s continued enhancement of its reputation with both employers and academics.

The QS World University Rankings are viewed as one of the most widely read university rankings in the world. The annual rankings system comprises global overall and subject rankings and names the world's top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas, alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS).

The 2019 table lists the world’s top 1,011 universities and is based on the opinions of more than 75,000 academics, 40,000 employers, as well as 12.3m research papers and 75.1m citations.

Professor Max Lu
Professor Max Lu

Professor Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Surrey, said: ““The continued improvement in our QS rankings this year is thanks to the great dedication and hard work of our talented staff in sustaining excellence in teaching and research. It is also a recognition of the University of Surrey’s long-standing reputation for working with business and community, applying our world-leading research to make a real difference to people’s lives.”

Learn more about the University of Surrey and explore our league table rankings further.

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