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Our achievements and successes

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 of qualities 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.

We’ve been celebrated by the UK’s most respected publications, listings, and awarding bodies. We’ve been voted to the very top by our students and graduates. We’ve been named as a UK ‘University of the Year’ five times in six years; most recently by the 2023 Good University Guide as Modern University of the Year, and at the student-voted Whatuni Awards — and that’s what makes NTU an award-winning university like no other.

Awards and accolades

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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

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

2022 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

Our achievements and awards

We feel strongly that our greatest achievements are those that align with our values. Take a look at some of our recent awards and achievements.

Our history

Our people and communities have shaped our history, from our foundation in 1843 to the present day. Find out more about our story so far.