UCL Institute of Education tops education category in QS World University Rankings

LSE and UCL secure combined score of 23 top 10 places in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017
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For the fourth year running, the UCL Institute of Education ranked world number one for Education
The University of London’s member institutions appeared in the top 10 of more than half of the 46 individual subject tables

The University of London’s member institutions performed exceptionally well in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 which were published last week.

Covering a total of 46 disciplines, the rankings highlight the world’s top-performing universities in each academic area. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to compile the rankings.

University of London member institutions appeared in the top 10 of more than half of the 46 individual subject tables, with UCL securing the top spot in the ‘Education’ category plus a top 10 place in an additional nine subject tables including ‘Architecture’ (2nd), ‘Medicine’ (9th) and ‘Psychology’ (8th).

Welcoming the QS announcement, Professor Becky Francis, Director of the IOE, said:

“I’m delighted that the IOE’s leading contribution to the field of education has been recognised for the fourth year in a row. This accolade reflects the Institute’s continued and growing strength in addressing fundamental questions about education that have an impact on all members of society." 

LSE featured most frequently, appearing in the top 10 of no less than 13 of the 46 subject tables including ‘Accounting and Finance’ (5th), ‘Business and Management’ (9th), ‘Development Studies’ (5th), ‘Economics and Econometrics’ (5th), and ‘Politics and International Studies’ (3rd).

Other member institutions that featured in the top 10 include London Business School (2nd in ‘Business and Management Studies’); Goldsmiths, University of London (8th in ‘Communication and Media Studies’); King’s College London (4th in ‘Dentistry’ and 3rd in ‘Nursing’); SOAS (7th in ‘Development Studies’); the Royal Academy of Music (3rd in ‘Performing Arts’); and the Royal Veterinary College (3rd in ‘Veterinary Science’).

UCL, LSE, Goldsmiths, King’s, SOAS and RVC provide academic direction for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered through the University of London International Programmes.