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London is home to four of the world’s 40 best universities

The latest QS World University Rankings 2019 confirm that London remains home to more top universities than any city in the world, with four London universities in the top 40. London has 18 universities represented in the rankings of 1,000 universities, of which eleven feature in the top 400.

Imperial College London (in 8th place) and University College London (in 10thplace) are amongst the world’s top 10 best universities. King’s College London is in 31st place and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is in 38th place.

London is also shown to be one of the world’s most international student cities by this year’s rankings. The QS’s International Student Ratio metric measures the extent to which universities across the world have opened their doors to international students. London is home to four of the world’s 20 most international universities. The London School of Economics, UCL, Imperial College London and SOAS all score 100/100 for International Student Ratio.

Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS, said: “These results indicate that London still possesses a higher education ecosystem whose breadth of top universities is unparalleled by any other city. The city derives particular benefit from the international faculty and students that offer their expertise, global network, and innovation to our higher education sector.”

Lalage Clay, Director of Education & Talent at London & Partners, said: “The QS World University Rankings once again show that London is the education capital of the world. London is a hub of academic excellence which remains hugely attractive to the world’s best academics and students. London also prides itself on its diversity, and the 110,000 international students in London are a significant part of London’s vibrant atmosphere.”

To find out more information about all the universities in London, visit the Universities in London section.

London comes top in THE’s new ranking of the best university cities

Times Higher Education have today released a new ranking of cities with the highest concentration of elite universities, based on the THE World University Rankings.   London has the largest number of top 500 universities within a city and comes joint first when looking at the top 200 universities. There are 15 London universities in the top 500 and six universities in the top 200. […]

London remains the world’s leading hub for higher education

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London remains the world’s leading hub for higher education The new QS World University Rankings 2018 indicate that London remains home to more top universities than any city in the world, with four London universities in the top 40. In total, London has 17 universities represented in the rankings. University College London has retained its […]

London remains the Higher Education Capital of the world!

The QS World University Ranking, released today, confirmed London is home to 4 universities in the top 40, more than any other city in the world! University College London (7th) and Imperial College London (9th) have once again been recognised amongst the top 20 universities in the world. King’s College London (21st) and London School of […]

Six London universities among the best in Europe

Six universities in London have been named in the top 100 best universities in Europe ranking released by Times Higher Education. Imperial College London is the top placed London university and was named as the 3rd best university in Europe. University College London took 5th place in the rankings, the London School of Economics and […]

London institutions lead the Global Fashion School Rankings 2015

A number of universities in London have been named amongst the world’s top institutions for BA and MA fashion programmes in the world, highlighting London’s standing on the global fashion stage. London is home to 4 of the top 10 undergraduate fashion programmes globally, with Central Saint Martins (part of the University of the Arts […]

University of Roehampton – best modern university in London

The Guardian University Guide 2016, the Sunday Times Good University Guide and the Complete University Guide this year have all ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London. Roehampton is one of London’s campus universities. Overlooking Richmond Park, the scenic campus features lakes and woodland walks. The campus contains a mixture of architectural […]

London named as world’s leading academic city

London confirms its place as the world’s leading academic city, with four universities in the top 30 of the prestigious THE World University Ranking 2015-16 For the first time ever, London has four universities – Imperial College London, University College London, London School of Economics & Political Science and King’s College London – in the […]

4 of London’s universities are among the QS World University Ranking top 40

London is home to 4 universities in the top 40 of the QS World University Ranking, more than any other city in the world. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in 35th place, has risen for the first time into the top 40 of the rankings, climbing an impressive 36 places since […]

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 […]

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