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Outward looking: Brunel ranked amongst world's most international universities

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Brunel University London has been recognised as one of the world’s most internationally-focussed institutions in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.

The university was ranked 28th globally for its ‘International Outlook’ (7th in the UK), topping other prestigious institutions such as Cambridge, London School of Economics and King’s College London.

The annual THE World University Rankings rate research-intensive universities from across the world across five criteria – their International Outlook, Citations, Teaching, Research and Industry Income – with Brunel this year showing marked improvement in three of the five areas.

Overall the university sits comfortably within the world’s top 400 universities.

Previous international rankings released over the past year by THE show Brunel is doing particularly well in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), nearing the top of the charts in the areas of ‘Reduced Inequalities’, where it ranked 16th globally, and ‘Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’, where it ranked 29th. Across 15 of the 17 SDGs, Brunel is ranked in the top 200 research institutions.

Richard Emery, Brunel’s Associate Director of Global Engagement, said: “Brunel has long been proud of its international outlook and it is a great testament to the hard work of all of our students and staff that the university is such an attractive place for people from all over the globe to come to study and work.

“We hope that the recent launch of our Global Engagement Office will help Brunel further cement its place as a truly international institution, and I’m looking forward to working with our international colleagues and students in the coming years.”

For further information on Brunel’s new Global Engagement Office, please visit: brunel.ac.uk/global-engagement

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