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 same as the whole of France and more than China, Japan, Sweden and Korea.
London universities in the top 200 are Imperial College London (9), University College London (22), London School of Economics and Political Science (34), King’s College London (40), Queen Mary University of London (107), Royal Holloway, University of London (118) and St George’s, University of London (196).
Phil Baty, Editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, said: “There are many great centres of higher education in the world, including Boston and Paris in the West and Singapore and Hong Kong in the East – but nowhere on earth beats London.
“The Times Higher Education World University Rankings show that London has more world-class universities than any other city, and these great and growing institutions are helping to ensure that the UK capital is one of the strongest and most innovative and dynamic cities on the plant.”
With nearly 400,000 students in London, including over 100,000 international students from around the world, the city is a vibrant and exciting study destination full of opportunities. To find out more about how you can study in London, take a look at London university profiles, search for courses and read application advice.