Annual QS World University Rankings highlight excellence of Study Group partners

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This week saw the release of the internationally-recognised QS World University Rankings 2023. These rankings provide an independent analysis of university performance designed to aid prospective students in their decision making. Over 1,500 global institutions were ranked this year, graded on a range of criteria such as academic reputation and the international nature of their student body.

Study Group has 34 partners in the ranking, including nine increasing their position and 14 universities in the coveted world top 100. Of these, three are in the top 10 through our Ed Tech company insendi, which partners with ETH Zürich on its Entrepreneurial Leadership in Technology Ventures, helps deliver the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government programmes and also works with Imperial College London’s Business School.

The universities we collaborate with to provide pathway programmes continue to see great success. Particular congratulations to the University of Leeds which has increased its position up to 86th in the world. Other highlights include:

  • Durham University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Auckland all maintain their top 100 positions.
  • Lancaster University keeps its world top 150 rank.
  • University College Dublin and Cardiff University both rank within the top 200.
  • The University of Sydney continues to be ranked among the world top 50.
  • The University of Waikato moved up 42 places to 331.

The QS World University Rankings are just one of several global rankings focused on different metrics, all indicators of the outstanding range and quality amongst Study Group’s university partners around the world.

The Research Excellence Framework 2021, announced in May 2022, evaluates research activity of UK universities. Here as well, our UK university partners saw great success. According to Times Higher Education analysis, the University of Sheffield sat within the UK’s top 20, while Lancaster University, Cardiff University, the University of Leeds, Durham University, and Royal Holloway, University of London were all placed in the top 30.