The university has been ranked 147th out of the top 1,000 universities from across 77 countries in the Time Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Paul Greatrix, registrar for the University of Nottingham said: "Once again, the THE World University Rankings recognises Nottingham as one of the UK — and indeed the world’s — top performing universities."
This high accolade comes just two months after the university was awarded the gold award in the inaugural Teaching Excellence Framework.
"During an uncertain and turbulent time for higher education, this is a terrific recognition for Britain’s global university and a reflection of the University’s truly international connections,” he added.
Nottingham Trent University also ranked amongst the top 700 in the world and ranked 67th in the UK.
A spokesperson for Nottingham Trent University said: “Nottingham Trent University has risen 15 places to 67 in the UK in this year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
"This is a positive move in the right direction and follows a year of success including achieving the highest Gold rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework and moving up 19 places to 34th in the Guardian University Guide.”
UK universities have done exceptionally overall with three of the top 10 being UK universities, with Oxford and Cambridge taking the top two spots on the table.