Rankings Archive

London revealed as the world’s number one city for international universities

New Times Higher Education (THE) ranking finds London is home to more top-200 international universities than the whole of the US, Canada and France combined.

London skyline with Big Ben and London Eye

The Times Higher Education has published the 2016 list of the 200 most international universities in the world. London features strongly in the ranking with 15 institutions, led by Imperial College London in 10th place.

London institutions in the top 100 of the 2016 THE world’s most international universities ranking

Imperial College London (10th place)

University College London (18th place)

King’s College London (20th place)

London School of Economics and Political Science (22nd place)

Queen Mary University of London (23rd place)

Royal Holloway, University of London (30th place)

Brunel University London (35th place)

Birkbeck, University of London (50th place)

City University London (53rd place)

University of Westminster (99th place)

This ranking looks at each institution’s proportion of international staff, international students and research papers published with at least one co-author from another country. These factors are considered important markers of a prestigious university. In an increasingly globalised world, understanding different cultures is ever more important and will assist graduating students as they rise up their future careers.

By choosing to study at one of these institutions, you will be taught by academics from around the world and study with students from many different countries. London is the perfect place to establish a global network of friends and peers that will last you your lifetime.

Universities in London

In addition to the universities listed above, London is home to many other excellent institutions. Take a look at the list of universities in London and search for courses to see what you can study.

London’s specialist universities rated best in the world

London’s specialist higher education colleges are rated among the best in the world, an in-depth study of academics and employers has found. When trying to decide which university to choose, students often look at university rankings. University rankings can help you to get an initial idea about which universities are top. However, you should always look […]

London Business School climbs to 2nd place in FT Global MBA Ranking

London Business School has climbed up the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking, claiming second place in the 2015 table, up from 3rd place in 2014. The ranking is based on a number of factors including alumni salaries, gender diversity and the international spread of students. MBA students from London Business School earned an average of […]

London Business School tops 2014 Financial Times European Rankings

London Business School (LBS) is top of the 2014 FT ranking of European business schools. LBS has been named as the best business schools in Europe based on the schools’ performance in four of the rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, executive MBA, Masters in Management and executive education. The MBA programme at […]

London is the best place on earth for university education

London has the greatest concentration of first class universities of any city in the world, according to a prestigious ranking of higher education institutions. In the Times Higher Education rankings, London has four universities in the top 40, more than any other city. London also has seven universities in the top 200, which is the […]

6 London institutions amongst the most prestigious universities in the world

The 2014 World Reputation Rankings by Times Higher Education list the 100 most prestigious universities in the world. This list features 10 UK universities, with 6 of these located in London! Imperial College London, in 13th place, has the strongest reputation amongst the London universities. This is followed by the London School of Economics and […]

5 London Universities are amongst the most international universities in the world

Royal Holloway, University of London

Times Higher Education has ranked universities worldwide according to their international outlook. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of internationally co-authored research. Extensive international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. Of the top 25 international universities, 10 […]

London is Named “Global University Capital”

London has been hailed the official global university capital by Times Higher Education (THE). THE selected 18 of the best global cities for higher education, basing its rankings on cities that host the most universities that appear in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Described as a “formidable hub of higher education”, London […]

London Second Best City For Students

Mortar Board World Record for London University Students

  London has been hailed the second best city for students in global rankings drawn up by the QS Best Student Cities. The index assesses cities based on five key categories: university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability. Missing the top slot by only two points, the UK capital had the […]

Top 10 Reasons to Study in London

Mortar Board World Record for London University Students

  1. Quality universities: London has six universities in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. 2. A welcoming student city: London is the most diverse and welcoming city in the world. Students from more than 200 different nations study here. 3. Great social life: You’ll never be bored in London […]

Search Courses



Course Type:

Advanced Search