UCL has bucked a UK-wide trend by rising up the rankings in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Many other major UK universities have slipped down the rankings this year, but UCL showed that hard work pays off, climbing two places to 14th.
The results re-affirm UCL’s status as a world-leading university following its 7thplace in the QS world rankings (third in the UK), and 17th in the Shanghai Rankings (3rd in the UK) earlier this year.
The THE’s World University Rankings 2019 includes more than 1,250 universities, making it the biggest international league table to date. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The rankings use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators and the calculation of the rankings for 2019 have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), making them the only global university rankings to be subjected to independent scrutiny.