The College has risen one place to sixth in the QS World University Rankings for 2023, with an additional certificate of recognition for “internationalisation”, acknowledging the College’s global community and collaborations across the world. 

This follows a series of achievements for the College over the past year, including its best-ever results in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) and a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of pioneering work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Imperial was named University of the Year 2022 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and University of the Year for Student Experience 2022 by the Good University Guide, following last year’s highest ever student satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey

Rankings are Important but they do not drive us – people do. Imperial is focused on offering the best possible education, conducting high-quality research and innovating to make the world a better place. While we are always pleased when our performance is reflected in league tables, we recognise that rankings do not fully reflect the richness of what we do. Our placing in the rankings is a by-product of our work to nurture an environment where our staff and students are valued and can thrive.