UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 20th place
15 August 2014
UCL has risen to 20th
place in the new Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published today
by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, making it one of only three UK universities in the top 20.
The ARWU has been publishing its ranking of the world’s top 500 universities since 2003, making it the longest standing of the international university rankings.
Dame Nicola Brewer,
UCL Vice-Provost (International), said:
does not rely on university league tables to communicate the high standards of
our research and education. None of the methodologies used can fully reflect UCL's
distinctive strengths. But the consistent pattern of our positions in the
various rankings is encouraging and reassuring to see. We are particularly
pleased that the latest edition of the well regarded Shanghai Jiao Tong
rankings have seen us return to the top 20.”
- Postgraduate students at UCL