Eight place rise for University of Liverpool in Times Higher Education World Ranking

The University of Liverpool has risen eight places in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2024 from 176th to 168th.

THE has been providing performance data on universities since 2004 and the THE World University Rankings is one of the definitive lists of top universities globally.

The rankings assess universities on five different pillars – teaching (weighted 29.5%), research environment (29%), research quality (30%), industry (4%) and international outlook (7.5%). Some of these measures utilise data from a global survey of academics who are asked to identify 15 institutions globally, producing ‘the best teaching’ or ‘the best research’ in their subject area.

The University has improved rank across all five pillars. Of the 3 core pillars, Liverpool is now ranked in the top 100 for ‘Research Quality’ (world ranked 67th). The University’s highest ranked pillar is in ‘International Outlook’ (ranked 27th globally).

Professor Tim Jones, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool, said: “It’s pleasing to see this latest rise in rankings, with improvements across all pillars. It’s especially encouraging to see such strong results in Research Quality and International Outlook. The University is planning to build on these strengths in our forthcoming Strategy and I would like to thank all colleagues for their continued dedication in innovative research and quality academic learning.”

The 2024 rankings include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

The full rankings, including methodology can be accessed via the THE website.