London ranks as world’s top university city

Three University of London Colleges feature in top 40 of QS World University Rankings published this week
The London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE rises from 71st to 35th in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings
London is unequivocally the education capital of the world ... the city’s education sector is going from strength to strength

The University of London has no less than three of its Colleges in the top 40 of the world’s most prestigious universities, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS: UCL (7th), King’s College London (19th) and LSE, which rose dramatically from 71st in the 2014/15 QS World University rankings to 35th this year.

Together with Imperial College London, which ranked 8th, it means that London is the only city in the world to have four universities in the top 40. This compares with three for Boston and New York, plus two for Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong and Beijing.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “London is unequivocally the education capital of the world. With four of our universities in the top forty, the city’s education sector is going from strength to strength, attracting the world’s top talent and producing the next generation of great thinkers and leaders.”

The three constituent Colleges of the University of London provide academic direction for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered through the University of London International Programmes: the suite of undergraduate programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences, with academic direction from LSE, plus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law (UCL, King’s, LSE). UCL also provides academic input for the new MSc in Professional Accountancy.