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Our achievements and awards

Inspirational teaching. Award-winning student support. Global frontrunners in sustainability, and double recipients of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research excellence. It’s no wonder we’ve earned five ‘University of the Year’ titles in six years.

It takes a lot to create an award-winning university. A global reputation for innovation; internationally-recognised academics; a peerless standard of student care and support; thousands of graduates progressing annually into impactful, high-skilled roles; constant investment into new and better facilities; and game-changing research that answers society’s most pressing questions.

At NTU, we’re delivering all those things — and they all reflect our belief in being bold, being distinctive, and making the right choices. That’s what makes NTU an award-winning university like no other.

Take a look at some of our latest and greatest accolades below.

Our latest awards

Modern University of the Year

NTU is proud to be The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023

University of the Year

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

2nd most sustainable university in the world

2023 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

Research Excellence Framework 2021

83% of our research activity classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023

Hear why we were voted University of the Year by our students.

Awarded Gold for teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023 assessment

TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students. It aims to encourage higher education providers to deliver excellence in teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes.

Our Gold rating means that, typically, the student experience at NTU, and the outcomes it leads to are outstanding.

NTU strengthens its status as a world-leading research institution

NTU celebrated the results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, a UK-wide assessment of university research, showing that 83% of its research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

NTU has been named a Top 10 University for Work Experience in the RateMyPlacement Awards 2023

This ranking demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional opportunities for our students to gain practical skills and valuable experience in their chosen fields. It also reflects the hard work and dedication of the Employability Team and our employer partners who work hard to create meaningful and impactful work-like experiences for our students every day.