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Awards and league table success

League table success

Exeter is one of the top universities in the world

  • The University is ranked 143rd in the latest (2022) Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the most influential global league table. 
  • The University is ranked 163rd in the latest (2023) QS World University Rankings.
  • We are 10th in the UK, 13th in Europe and 40th in the world in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022, when the quality of publications is taken into account ("PP top 10%" - percentage of outputs in the top 10% most-cited). The Leiden Ranking offers key insights into the scientific performance of more than 1,300 major universities worldwide.

Exeter is a top UK university, according to the main higher education league tables

Each league table ranks more than 100 UK higher education institutions.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

The University has four times been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize. The most recent award was made in 2020 to a team of scientists who have exposed the devastating effect that plastics pollution has on the health of humans and wildlife. It is the fourth Prize won by the University.