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 top 30 of the Times Higher World University Rankings 2015-16.
London is the global leader in education with more world-class universities than any other city in the world. London has a total of nine universities in the top 250 of the rankings. The rankings also found that UK institutions have the second highest proportion of international students among the top 200.
London’s Mayor Mr Johnson, said: “I’m incredibly proud that four of London’s universities are in the top thirty world-wide according to this survey. The capital continues to be the global leader in education, innovating and inspiring top talent from both across the country and overseas.”
London’s top universities
Imperial College London, ranked 8th, is a world leading university with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research which attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. Read more about Imperial College London.
University College London, ranked 14th, is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research across the academic spectrum. Around 40% of students come from outside the UK, from almost 140 different countries. Read more about University College London.
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), ranked 23rd, improved by 11 places from last year’s rankings. LSE is a world-class centre for the teaching and research of social sciences, including economics, politics, law, sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Read more about London School of Economics & Political Science.
King’s College London, ranked 27th, is in the top 30 for the first time. The university has a distinguished reputation in the humanities, social science, law, medicine and science and is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe. Read more about King’s College London.
You can also read about the other London universities which feature in the top 250 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16:
- Queen Mary University of London (98th position)
- Royal Holloway, University of London (129th position)
- St George’s, University of London (192nd position)
- Birkbeck, University of London (201 – 250 bracket)
- Royal Veterinary College (201 – 250 bracket)