UCL ranked 9th most international university in the world

King’s didn’t make the top ten

UCL has been ranked as the 9th most international university in the world on the Times Higher Education list.

The rankings are based on industry income in terms of innovation, teaching, citations, research and international outlook.

Overall, the UK has 13 universities in the ranking, with five in the top ten – Imperial (5th), Oxford (6th), Cambridge (8th), UCL (9th) and LSE (10th).

King’s just misses out on the top ten, coming in at 11th.

Swiss universities ETH Zurich and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have the top two spots.

The UK has the highest average proportion of international students (38 per cent) out of the 22 nations on the list. LSE has the highest, with 70 per cent of international students.

Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings said: “A university’s global outlook is key to its success on the world stage… being named one of the most international universities in the world is a fantastic achievement and a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism.”

However he also highlights that changes in attitudes and policies towards immigration may cause significant changes to the global movement of talented students and academics.

This may damage the international standing of UK and US universities, while universities in other countries more welcoming to immigrants may then strengthen.