World ranking rise for UCL
20 August 2008
Shanghai Jiao Tong University's latest annual Academic Rankings of World Universities indicates that UCL's place among the world's leading universities has risen again.
UCL is now ranked:
- 22nd in the world, up from 25th in 2007
- third in Europe, up from fourth in 2007
- first in London, up from second in 2007.
In the study's 2008 analysis of subject areas, UCL's global ranking rose from 17th to 13th in 'Clinical Medicine & Pharmacy' and from 3rd to 2nd place in the UK. In 'Life & Agricultural Sciences', UCL rose from 24th to 19th globally, and held 3rd place in the UK.
UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant said: "These new rankings confirm UCL's strengths - and steady improvement - on the global stage. We know that the UCL community conducts excellent research and teaching, but it is their commitment to applying that excellence to the world's major problems that make us London's global university."