The University of St Andrews: One of the World's Top 100 Universities, 17 Years Running
St Andrews, a small Scottish university, is one of the top institutions in the world, according to QS. Find out why!
The University of St Andrews is one of the world's top 100 universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2024, published in June 2023.
Scotland's oldest university is ranked 95th in the 2024 QS Rankings of the world's top 1,500 universities, a rise of one place from last year, placing St Andrews among the top seven percent of global higher education institutions.
How universities are measured
Now in its 20th year, the QS World University Rankings are regarded as one of the world's top higher education league tables, measuring a range of factors, including:
- Academic reputation
- Research strengths
- Reputation with graduate employers
- International influence
St Andrews maintains its position within the global top 100 in the QS World Rankings despite continued, marked growth in competition from overseas and an expansion of the rankings from 1,000 to 1,500 global institutions.
The 2024 Rankings mark the 17th year in a row that St Andrews is placed among the world's top 100 global universities. This reflects the truly global impact of research at St Andrews.
St Andrews' commitment to sustainability
The QS Rankings' newest metric, Sustainability, evaluates the social and environmental impact of universities as centres of education and research, placing St Andrews University 77th in the world.
The University is also ranked top 30 in the world as a beacon for international students, demonstrating St Andrews' strategic drive to be a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community for students from across the world.
Welcoming the news, St Andrews' Principal, Professor Dame Sally Mapstone, FRSE, said "These are impressive results for a small Scottish university to be competing amongst the very best in the world. The research-led teaching and unique student experience on offer at St Andrews are what sets us apart.
"I'm particularly delighted at the remarkable gains in the metric focusing on sustainability. We want to be known as a university which practices what it preaches by placing sustainability at the heart of all we do.
"The global strengths of Scottish universities are something which we should be proud of, and I am pleased to see Scotland is well represented within these results. It is, however, vital that St Andrews and other Scottish universities continue to compete on the world stage and use our collective expertise for a better world.
"It's important that we benefit from robust investment and sustainable funding models in order to grow, develop, and flourish for the betterment of society."
If Scotland seems like the place for you, and you care about building a more sustainable world, be sure to check out the University of St Andrews.
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