The Bartlett


The Bartlett second in QS World Rankings for Built Environment field

12 May 2015

annual review carousel image

The Bartlett has taken second place to MIT in the latest league table for architecture and the built environment in the newly published QS World Rankings 2015, but topped the list of European universities in this subject area. 

The faculty, the most comprehensive of its kind in the world in the built environment field, obtained the maximum 100 score for academic reputation, also outscoring MIT for citations, and tying on research impact. MIT did better in terms of its global reputation amongst employers, reflecting the university’s world-wide recognition.

In addition to the faculty’s top QS world ranking results, the recently published LinkedIn University ranking which illustrates the successful career trajectories of graduates globally, places UCL as the number one for design education, a large part of which takes place at The Bartlett.

The Bartlett’s standing in the QS World Rankings is preceded by its outstanding REF2014 performance, which confirmed that the faculty is producing the most world-leading 4* research in its field in the UK and scoring highly in research impact.

The REF2014 submission also stood out for its inclusiveness; The Bartlett submitted 95% of its eligible staff, submitting more than twice the number of staff of the next largest submission. Nearly a third of the staff members in The Bartlett’s submission were Early Career Researchers, more than any other university within the same unit of assessment.

These successes exemplify The Bartlett as a leading institution in its field: its interdisciplinary and comprehensive nature, its anchoring in the real world of research impacts, design skills and employability, and its world-class standing in international academia and output.