University of Stirling

Stirling, Stirling

  • #=471 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 9,961Total Students
  • 728Faculty
  • 2,563Int'l Students

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The University of Stirling is an innovative university with a pioneering spirit and a passion for creating research with impact. For five decades, Stirling has welcomed, connected and collaborated with the world’s most dedicated and talented individuals, all of whom are drawn to the University's international reputation for innovation and excellence.

Ranked 48th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2019) and highly rated for teaching approach by students, Stirling offers over 300 flexible courses designed to develop forward-thinking graduates that stand out to global employers – which is why more than 97% of Stirling students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and where Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness are all rated five-star (QS World University Rankings 2020). Located in the heart of Scotland, the University's beautiful 330-acre campus is home to 14,000+ students from over 120 countries, and has been rated 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for campus environment (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018). Stirling is also Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, with students participating in more than 130 clubs, teams and societies. The University of Stirling was named Sports University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

About

The University of Stirling is an innovative university with a pioneering spirit and a passion for creating research with impact. For five decades, Stirling has welcomed, connected and collaborated with the world’s most dedicated and talented individuals, all of whom are drawn to the University's international reputation for innovation and excellence.

Ranked 48th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2019) and highly rated for teaching approach by students, Stirling offers over 300 flexible courses designed to develop forward-thinking graduates that stand out to global employers – which is why more than 97% of Stirling students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and where Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness are all rated five-star (QS World University Rankings 2020). Located in the heart of Scotland, the University's beautiful 330-acre campus is home to 14,000+ students from over 120 countries, and has been rated 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for campus environment (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018). Stirling is also Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, with students participating in more than 130 clubs, teams and societies. The University of Stirling was named Sports University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

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University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2014
    #501-550
  • 2015
    #501-550
  • 2016
    #=384
  • 2017
    #385
  • 2018
    #401-410
  • 2019
    #=417
  • 2020
    #=478
  • 2021
    #=485
  • 2022
    #=471

Ranking criteria

25.1
Overall
11.6
Academic Reputation
12.6
Employer Reputation
17.2
Faculty Student Ratio
44.2
Citations per Faculty
63.3
International Faculty Ratio
73.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
9,961

21%
79%

International students
2,563

36%
64%

Total faculty staff
728

196
532

Total students
9,961

21%
79%

International students
2,563

36%
64%

Total faculty staff
728

532
196
2022
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Stirling Campus,

Stirling , Stirling , United Kingdom , FK9 4LA

Highland Campus,

Stirling, United Kingdom , Stirling , United Kingdom ,

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