Imperial College London (8th) and University College London (16th) remain in the top 20 whilst London School of Economics and Political Science (25th) and King’s College London (36th) also feature in the world’s top 40.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has welcomed the rankings, saying:
“London has the highest concentration of top ranked universities in the world. They are at the heart of what makes London the world’s leading city – open to talent, enterprise and innovation.
“London attracts more international students than any other city – over 100,000 international students, from over 200 countries.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings rank research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators are used to provide comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas:
Teaching (the learning environment)
Research (volume, income and reputation)
Citations (research influence);
International outlook (staff, students and research)
Industry income (knowledge transfer).
Imperial students collaborate on drug discovery for neglected diseases Gaining ‘real-life experience’ is a top priority for any student deciding on a degree course. At Imperial College London, a new partnership with the research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), is giving students exactly that. DNDi is part of the Open Synthesis Network (OSN), […]
Science talk festival in local pubs across London and the UK Pint of Science is a three day science festival (15-17 May 2017) which will see more than 1000 scientists head to pubs across the UK to discuss their latest research. The events bring some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to […]
Imperial College London, one of the world’s top universities, will once again host the Imperial Festival on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May at the College’s South Kensington Campus. Flying robots, immersive art and delicious food are just some of the hands-on experiences visitors can look forward to in 2017. The Festival is designed to share […]
The Imperial Festival returns for a fifth time on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th May 2016. About the festival Imperial College London is one of the world’s leading universities, particularly in the field of science. In order to share the most innovative and interactive science and engineering projects from the university, Imperial has created the […]
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 […]
A number of London’s universities offer scholarships for international students looking to study a masters degree to help cover the costs of studying in London. The list of scholarships below is a small selection of the postgraduate scholarships currently available in London for students who want to start studying in September 2016. Please search the […]
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. 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 […]
Seven British universities are listed among the best in Europe for high-paying jobs in finance, with five of these located in London. Emolument, the company which collected the data on pay, produced a list of 15 European universities whose finance students were paid the most on average since leaving university in 2011. So while this […]
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 […]