Essex moves up to 15th for international outlook

  • Date

    Wed 27 Sep 23

Graphic indicating University of Essex is ranked 15th for International Outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Our incredible international community and commitment to building research links around the world have led the University of Essex to moving up nine places to be ranked 15th for international outlook in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University of Essex has a longstanding commitment to internationalism with more than 140 countries represented in its staff and student community. The international pillar within the rankings is based on the proportion of international students and international staff at Essex alongside the level of international collaboration – which reflects the volume of publications that have at least one international co-author.

Times Higher Education said: “The ability of a university to attract undergraduates, postgraduates and faculty from all over the planet is key to its success on the world stage.”

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Madeline Eacott said: “We’re incredibly proud of the international nature of an Essex education. Students studying on our campuses are part of a global community and learn from leading academics drawn to Essex from around the world. This helps create the transformative education we are so proud of here at Essex.”

The University of Essex remains in the top 350 overall in the THE World University rankings and is in the 301st to 350th bracket. Other highlights in the rankings include a move into the top 300 for overall research quality which looks at universities’ role in spreading new knowledge and ideas. The research quality pillar covers citation impact by capturing the average number of times a university’s published work is cited by scholars globally. Three new research quality measures have been added in 2023 - research strength, research excellence and research influence.