University of Liverpool rises in world rankings

The University of Liverpool has risen 14 places in the annual QS World University rankings.

In the 2024 rankings, announced today (27 June 2023), the University is sitting at joint 176th position globally (of 1499 institutions total).

The University has also placed 29th in the world in a new-for-2024 International Research Network metric, which is testament to the global reach of its research collaborations.

With more than 7,700 international students on campus, the University ranked at #168 globally in the International Students metric.

This year’s QS World University Rankings is the largest ever, with 1,500 universities across 104 locations, up from 1418 last year. The results partly reflect the opinions of over 144,000 academic faculty and over 98,000 employers around the world.

Professor Tim Jones, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool said: “Moving up 14 places in the QS rankings is a welcome step in the right direction and a credit to the efforts of colleagues across the University. The position of 29th overall for the International Research Network metric is particularly impressive and a reflection of the breadth and diversity of our global research partnerships.

“World rankings are an influential reference point for many students and other stakeholders, which is why our long-term strategic ambitions include to significantly improve our rankings performance in the years ahead.”

The full rankings can be found at:

QS’ full methodological breakdown for the World University Rankings can be found here: