Provost discusses rise in rankings on 'Today'
9 October 2009
UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, discussing the university's meteoric rise in world rankings.
The university has leapt to fourth place from 34th in the Times Higher Education-QS World Rankings in just five years, edging ahead of Oxford and Imperial. UCL's highest positioning ever in these rankings coincides with an agreement signed with Yale University to unite to advance global health.
Speaking about the rankings, Professor Grant said: "They give you a cross-section of quality, they tell
you something about the research that we do and how it compares with
peer institutions around the world, what other academic institutions
think of us and employers [...]
"It does denote a very great success in obtaining research grants and in publishing research - research which has an impact. We've invested very strongly in recruiting some of the best scholars we can find around the world, and supporting them and facilitating them in prosecuting their research."
Follow the links at the top of this article to listen to the interview, and to read further coverage of the story.