LONDON, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
London is the city with the highest number of top rated universities in the world, with five making the global 100, according to the QS World University Rankings released today, (Tuesday).
Imperial College London has jumped up the rankings to claim second place joint with Cambridge, while University College London ties with Oxford for joint fifth.
The capital's other world-beating universities include King's College London at 16, London School of Economics at 71, and Queen Mary University of London at 98. No other city has as many universities in the overall rankings, with London topping the table with 18.
The city also performs exceptionally strongly across all the disciplines assessed by QS, including arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, natural sciences and engineering and technology.
Welcoming the results, Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
"These rankings consolidate London's position as the education capital of the world. Nowhere else will you find such a critical mass of top universities within just a few miles of each other, all providing an excellent education and producing graduates who go on to be leaders in their fields. From accountants to zoologists, I'm proud to say that London universities are at the forefront of teaching and research."
Dr Eliot Forster, Executive Chair of MedCity, launched by the Mayor of London in April 2014 to promote life sciences investment and entrepreneurship in the London-Oxford-Cambridge golden triangle, added:
"Our world-leading research-intensive universities are the engines that drive economic growth, better healthcare and improved quality of life, so it's terrific to see them get the recognition they deserve. The huge strength of the golden triangle is that we have a strong, innovative, diverse science ecosystem within a comparatively small region, creating a wealth of specialist expertise and facilities that makes this an unbeatable place to do both business and research."
A separate study this week also confirms London's place as a leading centre for business education. The Financial Times ranking of Masters in Management, published on Monday, places three London business schools in the world's top 25 - London Business School at 10, Imperial College Business School at 19, and Cass Business School, part of City University, at 24.
SOURCE London & Partners