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Manchester School of Architecture named among the world’s best

24 Apr 2016

Manchester School of Architecture has been named as one of the top ten places to study architecture in the world.

One of just three UK institutions to make the top ten in the QS Top Universities

The School is one of just three UK institutions to make the top ten in the QS Top Universities rankings, along with University College London and the University of Cambridge.

Professor Tom Jefferies, Head of the Manchester School of Architecture, said: “It’s fantastic news which reflects the unique position of the school sitting in two major centres of excellence – Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester.

“It is a measure of the very interesting exploratory and groundbreaking work we do with a range of national and international partners.

“It’s great for Manchester and the region, and we are already looking at opportunities arising from this.”

Manchester School of Architecture is run collaboratively by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. The centre draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary research and teaching interests within the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and the School of Environment, Education and Development, within the Faculty of Humanities of The University of Manchester.

The QS Top University Rankings have been published internationally since 2004, and is one of the most widely read university rankings. 

Notes for editors

The University of Manchester, a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is the UK’s largest single-site university with 38,600 students. It has 20 academic schools and hundreds of specialist research groups undertaking pioneering, multi-disciplinary teaching and research of worldwide significance. The University is one of the country’s major research institutions, rated fifth in the UK in terms of ‘research power’ (REF 2014), and has had no fewer than 25 Nobel laureates either work or study there. The University had an annual income of £1 billion in 2014/15. Visit www.manchester.ac.uk

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