Two more London universities have been ranked among the world’s top 10 institutions by the QS World University Rankings 2023. Imperial College was ranked sixth and University College London came ninth, putting them in the top 1% of the nearly 1,500 institutions assessed.
The UK is now home to four of the world’s top ten universities: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL. UCL has held a top 10 position since 2013, among global peers including MIT, Stanford and Harvard, according to a statement posted on UCL website.
The UCL Institute of Education maintained its position as first in the world for Education for the 10th year in a row, while The Bartlett was first in the world for Architecture & the Built Environment, and Archaeology third in the world, the statement added.
The ranking was conducted based on the academic reputation, employability, international research and sustainability of each university.
Professor Hugh Brady, president of Imperial College London said: ‘This result confirms that Imperial is one of the best universities in the world, and is a testament to our brilliant, diverse community, our global outlook, and the spirit of innovation that runs through everything we do.’
1,500 universities from around the world were evaluated for the league table. The UK is the second-most represented nation behind the USA with 90 institutions on the list. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, and Oxford, who came in second and third, respectively, were named the top three universities in the world.
According to the statistics, the UK is among the top study abroad countries for international students, but there is space for growth in the UK’s ranking for high-impact research, according to a QS World University Rankings spokeswoman.
Jessica Turner, QS Chief Executive, said: “UK universities have demonstrated their powerful global appeal, excelled as international education front-runners, and produced some of the world’s most employable graduates.