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UCL fourth in QS World University Rankings

10 September 2013

UCL has retained fourth place in the QS World University Rankings 2013/14, making UCL one of the four UK universities in the top ten and the second ranked UK institution after the University of Cambridge.


UCL's new President and Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, said: "UCL is undoubtedly one of the world's leading universities and I am pleased to see this reflected in this latest league table position. I believe that success in these rankings is down to both our established institutional strengths and our ongoing determination to play a leading role in higher education as it continues to evolve, both in the UK and globally. As pleasing as it is, rankings success will not divert us from focusing on our core mission of educating and inspiring our students and delivering world class research."

Ben Sowter, head of research at QS, says: "These rankings underline UCL's position as a research institution of truly global stature. Its success is consistent across the six indicators, from its outstanding reputation among global academics and employers to its low student-to-faculty ratio and highly international character. UCL has emerged in recent years as a serious rival to Oxbridge for the title of UK's most prestigious research institution. It is second only to Cambridge in the UK for research citations, underlining the global significance of its work."