About University of Reading:

The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1892 as a university extension college of Christ Church, Oxford under the name University College, Reading. The institution received the power to grant its own degrees in 1926 by Royal Charter from King George V and was the only university to receive such a charter between the two world wars. The university is usually categorised as a red brick university, reflecting its original foundation in the 19th century. It has four major campuses both in the United Kingdom and internationally. The campuses on London Road and Whiteknights are based in the town of Reading itself, and Greenlands is based on the banks of the River Thames. It also has a campus in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. The university is organised into three academic faculties, a graduate school and the Henley Business School.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 308 336 357 353 396 365 378 382 365 378 381 440 435 435 420

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 100 106 106 121 39 111 121 114 111 109 119 121 134 137
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 451-500 451-500 -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500
Natural Sciences 249 288 274 - 276 284 297 259 - 298 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400
Social Sciences - 268 293 261 235 237 250 242 243 234 270 241 219 209

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 48 39 29 37 43 39 51 52 58 67 68
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 451-500 -
Chemical Engineering - - 273 - - - - 401-450 351-400 451-500 -
Civil Engineering 223 257 257 300 291 242 285 301-350 289 301-350 218
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Computer Science - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 - 451-500 451-500
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 181 112 118
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology 135 116 117 128 122 107 92 100 116 108 98
Geosciences 39 30 26 27 22 24 22 36 36 33 34
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 401-450 -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - 299 - 301-350 401-450 351-400 401-450 401-450
Physics - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science 206 287 253 244 256 - - 276 285 301-350 288
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 222 253 223
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 266 256 267
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 148
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -