Our results are recognised in our awards and rankings, our partnerships and the success of our alumni. The experience gained at Cranfield is transformational for both individuals and organisations alike.

Cranfield is one of the UK’s top five commercial research-intensive universities, alongside Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) has assessed that 81% of the research at Cranfield is ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Highlights for Cranfield: Top 10 in the UK for research quality in aeronautical, chemical and manufacturing engineering No.1 in the UK for research income from the UK and EU industry, commerce and public corporations in all three units of assessment Awarded over 700 doctoral degrees in the period 2008-2013.

Cranfield creates leaders in technology and management – and the latest rankings from the Center for World University rankings back that up, highlighting that Cranfield is in the top 1% of institutions across the world whose alumni go on to run companies. The University was ranked 179th out of more than 27,000 degree-granting institutions, measured by “the number of a university's alumni who have held CEO positions at the world's top companies relative to the university's size.

According to QS World University Rankings 2018, Cranfield is fifth for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering education in the UK, eleventh in Europe.

# 5 UK
# 11 Europe
# 45 Globally


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