London tops table for most prestigious universities

Four University of London Colleges feature in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015
UCL
UCL ranked 17th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
No city in the world can match London for world-class teaching and research

London has no less than five universities in the top 100 of the world’s most prestigious universities – equalled only by Paris –according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015.

Four of these are Colleges of the University of London: UCL (17th), LSE (22nd), King’s College London (31st) and London Business School (92nd). The fifth London-based university in the top 100 is Imperial College London (14th).

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said: “This new research … confirms what many Londoners must have suspected for some time – no city in the world can match London for world-class teaching and research. Both cities have five each of the world’s top 100 most prestigious universities, but London’s are higher ranked.” The highest ranking university in Paris is ranked outside of the top 50.

These 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 by LSE, plus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law (UCL, LSE, King’s).

A spin-off of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015 is based on the largest, invitation-only academic opinion survey.