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    University of Manchester moves into UK top 5 in latest world rankings

    The University of Manchester is listed as the fifth best institution in the UK according to the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is a one place improvement on last year’s position. Overall, the University ranks 36th globally.

    Launched in 2003, the ARWU ranks more than 1,200 universities, with the top 500 being published. World universities are ranked using six indicators, including number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, and the number of articles published in high-profile journals such as Nature and Science.

    And the reputation as one of the world’s best universities for employability was further cemented by the University being named the most targeted institution by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers for the third year in a row by The Graduate Market in 2020. Manchester was also named the University of the Year for Graduate Employment by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

    All the famous people you didn’t know went to ui in Manchester

    Norman Foster – Designer and Architect


    Judge Robert Rinder – Criminal Law Judge

    Benedict Cumberbatch – Actor

    Sherlock, Doctor Strange, Alan Turing, Hamlet, Smaug, UoM Drama Graduate and Absolute Dreamboat.

    Jack Whitehall – Comedian and Actor

    It’s Alfie Wickers, or is he JP? Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall, comedy legend, giver of giggles and long term nemesis of Robert Pattinson attended UoM for two terms to study History of Art.

    Milo Yiannopolous – ‘The most fabulous supervillain on the internet’ as labelled by his Facebook page


    He’s a journalist and outspoken critic of feminism, islam, social justice, political correctness and ideologies he believes are authoritarian. He attended UoM but left before his graduation and then went to Cambridge to study English Literature but again dropped out.  He also really likes Donald Trump.

    Source: Manchester / The Tab