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University of Bristol Climbs QS World Uni Rankings

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The University of Bristol has climbed to 61st place in the most recent QS World University Rankings, which were released earlier this month.

Amongst institutions in the UK, the University of Bristol rose to 9th place, up from 8th in the previous year. It is also ranked 18th amongst universities across Europe.

The QS World University rankings analysed 2,462 universities across 100 countries in the most recent report.

The survey, conducted annually, asked over 75,000 employers and 130,000 academics a series of questions regarding which higher education institutes were producing the best research and graduates.

Other factors influencing the overall rankings include the number of papers and citations produced by each university, which helps measure the impact of research at each respective institute. The ratio of academic staff to students as well as the ratio of international staff and students are also measures used.

The driving indicator behind the university's rise was the reputation it has with employers across the world, whilst the proportion of international students and citations per faculty also increased.

University of Bristol's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hugh Brady, commented: "It is a testament to the hard work of our staff that the University has risen in the QS World University Rankings during a period of considerable uncertainty and pressure. I'm immensely proud of their sustained brilliance, effort and commitment, which is producing such world-class research and teaching."

In another study conducted by QS earlier this year concluded that 26 subjects taught at Bristol were in the world's top 100 list, with 9 of these placing in the top 50.