Leeds drops one place in Times Higher Education World Ranking, but it’s still a top 20 UK uni

We might be 128th in the world but it’s all okay, we’ve got free McDonald’s on campus tomorrow

Leeds University has dropped one place and is now the joint 128th best university in the world according to the new Times Higher Education World Ranking, published today.

Leeds shares the privilege with University of Hamburg in Germany. However, in more promising news, the figures also show Leeds Uni is ranked as the 17th best uni in the UK.

And if that didn’t cheer you up, we are absolutely miles ahead of Leeds Beckett. Beckett is ranked 801-1000 out of the 1,799 unis measured.

Although Leeds has dropped a place since last year, it’s still an improvement on where the university has ranked over the past decade. The uni dropped as low as 160th in 2021 and this year’s ranking is still our second best since 2011.

The World University Ranking also gives a score for how universities are performing on a number of metrics in 2022, and Leeds has an overall score of 59.8. Scores in individual areas are 46.0 for teaching, 47.8 for research, 79.3 for citations, 40.5 for industry income, and 91.8 for international outlook.

You can view the full rankings here.

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