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 are in the UK. London hosts 5 of them which is a clear sign that London is a great city for international students. It means international students can be sure that they will study with other bright students from around the world and be taught by internationally renowned academics. The following universities are amongst the top 25:
Royal Holloway, University of London – 5th in the ranking: The university has 7,700 students which includes international students from over 120 countries.
Imperial College London – 6th in the ranking: A science-based institution with a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
University College London – 12th in the ranking: UCL is known as London’s Global University. Over 40% of students come from outside the UK, from over 140 countries.
Brunel University – 15th in the ranking: The university is home to over 2,500 international students. It offers a number of services to international students and international scholarships.
Queen Mary, University of London – 19th in the ranking: With over 6,000 international students, this is one of London’s most cosmopolitan universities offering an integrated teaching, research and residential campus in central London
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