<img width="40%" align="right" src="https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/w/images/e/ed/London-Parliament.jpg" alt="Cheat notes in an exam" style="margin-right: 20px; margin-left: 20px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">London has more top universities than any other city in the world, according to newly released university rankings.


For the first time, four London-based universities feature in the top 30 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Imperial College London leads the way as London's highest-ranked university, and is ranked eighth in the world. It's joined in the top 30 by University College London (14th), LSE (23rd) and King's College London (27th).

The University of Oxford is the UK's highest-rated university, achieving second place in the rankings and sandwiched between two American universities, California Institute of Technology (1st) and Stanford University (3rd). The University of Cambridge is placed fourth.

The only other UK university to feature in the top 30 is the University of Edinburgh (24th).<h2>Is your university in the top 200?</h2>"The United Kingdom is a stand-out performer in this year’s rankings, boasting an impressive 78 institutions overall, with 34 of these sitting in the top 200," said Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Only the US can boast more universities featured in the full rankings list.

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Top 78 universities in the UK

<table class="tborder"><tr><th>Global rank</th><th>Institution name</th></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>University of Oxford</td></tr><tr><td>4</td><td>University of Cambridge</td></tr><tr><td>8</td><td>Imperial College London</td></tr><tr><td>14</td><td>University College London</td></tr><tr><td>23</td><td>London School of Economics and Political Science</td></tr><tr><td>24</td><td>University of Edinburgh</td></tr><tr><td>27</td><td>King’s College London</td></tr><tr><td>56</td><td>University of Manchester</td></tr><tr><td>69</td><td>University of Bristol</td></tr><tr><td>70</td><td>Durham University</td></tr><tr><td>76</td><td>University of Glasgow</td></tr><tr><td>80</td><td>University of Warwick</td></tr><tr><td>86</td><td>University of St Andrews</td></tr><tr><td>93</td><td>University of Exeter</td></tr><tr><td>97</td><td>University of Sheffield</td></tr><tr><td>98</td><td>Queen Mary University of London</td></tr><tr><td>110</td><td>University of Southampton</td></tr><tr><td>119</td><td>University of Birmingham</td></tr><tr><td>129</td><td>Royal Holloway, University of London</td></tr><tr><td>130</td><td>Lancaster University</td></tr><tr><td>131</td><td>University of York</td></tr><tr><td>133</td><td>University of Leeds</td></tr><tr><td>140</td><td>University of Sussex</td></tr><tr><td>143</td><td>University of Nottingham</td></tr><tr><td>149</td><td>University of East Anglia</td></tr><tr><td>157</td><td>University of Liverpool</td></tr><tr><td>164</td><td>University of Reading</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>University of Leicester</td></tr><tr><td>172</td><td>University of Aberdeen</td></tr><tr><td>182</td><td>Cardiff University</td></tr><tr><td>185</td><td>University of Dundee</td></tr><tr><td>196</td><td>Newcastle University</td></tr><tr><td>196</td><td>St George’s, University of London</td></tr><tr><td>200</td><td>Queen’s University Belfast</td></tr><tr><td>201-250</td><td>Birkbeck, University of London</td></tr><tr><td>201-250</td><td>Royal Veterinary College</td></tr><tr><td>251-300</td><td>University of Bath</td></tr><tr><td>251-300</td><td>University of Surrey</td></tr><tr><td>301-350</td><td>Aberystwyth University</td></tr><tr><td>301-350</td><td>Bangor University</td></tr><tr><td>301-350</td><td>University of Essex</td></tr><tr><td>301-350</td><td>University of Kent</td></tr><tr><td>301-350</td><td>Plymouth University</td></tr><tr><td>351-400</td><td>Loughborough University</td></tr><tr><td>351-400</td><td>University of Stirling</td></tr><tr><td>351-400</td><td>Swansea University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Aston University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Bournemouth University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Brunel University London</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>City University London</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Heriot-Watt University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>University of Hull</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Keele University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Oxford Brookes University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>University of Portsmouth</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>University of Strathclyde</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>The Open University</td></tr><tr><td>401-500</td><td>Ulster University</td></tr><tr><td>501-600</td><td>De Montfort University</td></tr><tr><td>501-600</td><td>University of Hertfordshire</td></tr><tr><td>501-600</td><td>Liverpool John Moores University</td></tr><tr><td>501-600</td><td>Manchester Metropolitan University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Bradford</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Brighton</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Central Lancashire</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Coventry University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Glasgow Caledonian University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Greenwich</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Huddersfield</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Kingston University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Lincoln</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Middlesex University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Northumbria University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Nottingham Trent University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Salford</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>Sheffield Hallam University</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of the West of England</td></tr><tr><td>601-800</td><td>University of Westminster</td></tr>
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However, Baty warned that the prominent position of UK universities could be under threat by funding cuts and government policy.

"Despite the UK’s success, its continued cuts in higher education funding and series of immigration measures affecting overseas students, will hinder its performance in the long run," said Baty.

"Many of the country’s European rivals, such as Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, are also performing well, but are less hindered by funding cuts and more welcoming for international students.

"The number of overseas students in Germany increased by 6.7% from 2013 to 2014, compared to a 2.4% rise in the UK during the same period.

"The UK will have to work hard to ensure its higher education spending and immigration policies do not hinder its place in the World University Rankings.”

<h2>European universities advancing </h2>A number of European universities have improved their ranking, with Swiss university ETH Zurich the first university from outside the UK and US to make the world top 10 in a decade.


Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium all have universities that feature in the top 50.

Overall, there are a record 105 European universities in the top 200, compared with 87 last year.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16: top 200
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<table class="tborder"><tr><th>Rank</th><th>Institution</th><th>Country</th></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>California Institute of Technology</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>University of Oxford</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>3</td><td>Stanford University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>4</td><td>University of Cambridge</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>5</td><td>Massachusetts Institute of Technology</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>6</td><td>Harvard University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>7</td><td>Princeton University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>8</td><td>Imperial College London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>9</td><td>ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>10</td><td>University of Chicago</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>11</td><td>Johns Hopkins University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>12</td><td>Yale University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>13</td><td>University of California, Berkeley</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>14</td><td>University College London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>15</td><td>Columbia University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>16</td><td>University of California, Los Angeles</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>17</td><td>University of Pennsylvania</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>18</td><td>Cornell University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>19</td><td>University of Toronto</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>20</td><td>Duke University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>21</td><td>University of Michigan</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>22</td><td>Carnegie Mellon University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>23</td><td>London School of Economics and Political Science</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>24</td><td>University of Edinburgh</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>25</td><td>Northwestern University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>26</td><td>National University of Singapore</td><td>Singapore</td></tr><tr><td>27</td><td>King’s College London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>28</td><td>Karolinska Institute</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>29</td><td>LMU Munich</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>30</td><td>New York University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>31</td><td>École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>32</td><td>University of Washington</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>33</td><td>University of Melbourne</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>34</td><td>University of British Columbia</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>35</td><td>KU Leuven</td><td>Belgium</td></tr><tr><td>36</td><td>University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>37</td><td>Heidelberg University</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>38</td><td>McGill University</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>39</td><td>University of California, San Diego</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>39</td><td>University of California, Santa Barbara</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>41</td><td>Georgia Institute of Technology</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>42</td><td>Peking University</td><td>China</td></tr><tr><td>43</td><td>University of Tokyo</td><td>Japan</td></tr><tr><td>44</td><td>University of California, Davis</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>44</td><td>University of Hong Kong</td><td>Hong Kong</td></tr><tr><td>46</td><td>University of Texas at Austin</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>47</td><td>Tsinghua University</td><td>China</td></tr><tr><td>47</td><td>Wageningen University and Research Center</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>49</td><td>Humboldt University of Berlin</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>50</td><td>University of Wisconsin-Madison</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>51</td><td>Brown University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>52</td><td>Australian National University</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>53</td><td>Technical University of Munich</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>54</td><td>École Normale Supérieure</td><td>France</td></tr><tr><td>55</td><td>Nanyang Technological University</td><td>Singapore</td></tr><tr><td>56</td><td>University of Manchester</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>56</td><td>University of Sydney</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>58</td><td>University of Amsterdam</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>59</td><td>Hong Kong University of Science and Technology</td><td>Hong Kong</td></tr><tr><td>60</td><td>University of Queensland</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>60</td><td>Washington University in St Louis</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>62</td><td>Utrecht University</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>63</td><td>University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>64</td><td>Boston University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>65</td><td>Delft University of Technology</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>65</td><td>University of Minnesota</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>67</td><td>Leiden University</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>68</td><td>University of Southern California</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>69</td><td>University of Bristol</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>70</td><td>Durham University</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>71</td><td>Erasmus University Rotterdam</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>72</td><td>Free University of Berlin</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>73</td><td>Monash University</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>74</td><td>University of Groningen</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>75</td><td>Pennsylvania State University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>76</td><td>University of Glasgow</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>76</td><td>University of Helsinki</td><td>Finland</td></tr><tr><td>78</td><td>University of Tübingen</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>79</td><td>University of Pittsburgh</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>80</td><td>University of Warwick</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>81</td><td>Uppsala University</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>82</td><td>University of Copenhagen</td><td>Denmark</td></tr><tr><td>82</td><td>University of New South Wales</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>84</td><td>University of Freiburg</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>85</td><td>Seoul National University</td><td>Korea, Republic of</td></tr><tr><td>86</td><td>University of St Andrews</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>87</td><td>Vanderbilt University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>88</td><td>Kyoto University</td><td>Japan</td></tr><tr><td>88</td><td>Maastricht University</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>90</td><td>Emory University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>90</td><td>Lund University</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>90</td><td>Ohio State University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>93</td><td>University of Exeter</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>94</td><td>University of Bonn</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>94</td><td>Georgetown University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>94</td><td>McMaster University</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>97</td><td>University of Sheffield</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>98</td><td>Queen Mary University of London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>99</td><td>University of Göttingen</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>99</td><td>Michigan State University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>101</td><td>University of Basel</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>101</td><td>École Polytechnique</td><td>France</td></tr><tr><td>101</td><td>Rice University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>104</td><td>Dartmouth College</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>104</td><td>University of Zurich</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>106</td><td>University of California, Irvine</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>106</td><td>University of Mannheim</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>108</td><td>University of Notre Dame</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>109</td><td>University of Western Australia</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>110</td><td>RWTH Aachen University</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>110</td><td>University of Southampton</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>112</td><td>Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa</td><td>Italy</td></tr><tr><td>113</td><td>University of Montreal</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>113</td><td>Pierre and Marie Curie University</td><td>France</td></tr><tr><td>113</td><td>Purdue University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>116</td><td>Pohang University of Science and Technology</td><td>Korea, Republic of</td></tr><tr><td>117</td><td>University of Maryland, College Park</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>118</td><td>Ghent University</td><td>Belgium</td></tr><tr><td>119</td><td>University of Birmingham</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>120</td><td>University of Bern</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>120</td><td>University of Cape Town</td><td>South Africa</td></tr><tr><td>120</td><td>University of Florida</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>123</td><td>University of Erlangen-Nuremberg</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>123</td><td>Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>125</td><td>University of Münster</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>125</td><td>Radboud University Nijmegen</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>127</td><td>University of Colorado Boulder</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>127</td><td>Tufts University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>129</td><td>Royal Holloway, University of London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>130</td><td>Lancaster University</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>131</td><td>University of Geneva</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>131</td><td>University of York</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>133</td><td>Case Western Reserve University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>133</td><td>University of Leeds</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>135</td><td>University of Oslo</td><td>Norway</td></tr><tr><td>136</td><td>Stockholm University</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>137</td><td>University of Alberta</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>138</td><td>Chinese University of Hong Kong</td><td>Hong Kong</td></tr><tr><td>138</td><td>Karlsruhe Institute of Technology</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>140</td><td>University of Sussex</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>141</td><td>University of Massachusetts</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>142</td><td>University of Vienna</td><td>Austria</td></tr><tr><td>143</td><td>University of Nottingham</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>144</td><td>University of California, Santa Cruz</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>144</td><td>University of Lausanne</td><td>Switzerland</td></tr><tr><td>146</td><td>Autonomous University of Barcelona</td><td>Spain</td></tr><tr><td>147</td><td>University of Virginia</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>148</td><td>Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)</td><td>Korea, Republic of</td></tr><tr><td>149</td><td>Aarhus University</td><td>Denmark</td></tr><tr><td>149</td><td>University of Adelaide</td><td>Australia</td></tr><tr><td>149</td><td>University of East Anglia</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>149</td><td>University of Twente</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>153</td><td>Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)</td><td>Korea, Republic of</td></tr><tr><td>154</td><td>VU University Amsterdam</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>155</td><td>KTH Royal Institute of Technology</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>156</td><td>University of Cologne</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>157</td><td>University of Liverpool</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>158</td><td>Dresden University of Technology</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>158</td><td>University of Rochester</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>160</td><td>Trinity College Dublin</td><td>Ireland</td></tr><tr><td>161</td><td>Lomonosov Moscow State University</td><td>Russian Federation</td></tr><tr><td>161</td><td>University of Miami</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>163</td><td>University of Arizona</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>164</td><td>Pompeu Fabra University</td><td>Spain</td></tr><tr><td>164</td><td>University of Reading</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>164</td><td>Yeshiva University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>University of California, Riverside</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>University of Leicester</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>National Taiwan University</td><td>Taiwan</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>Technical University of Denmark</td><td>Denmark</td></tr><tr><td>167</td><td>Université Catholique de Louvain</td><td>Belgium</td></tr><tr><td>172</td><td>University of Aberdeen</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>172</td><td>University of Auckland</td><td>New Zealand</td></tr><tr><td>174</td><td>University of Barcelona</td><td>Spain</td></tr><tr><td>175</td><td>University of Konstanz</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>176</td><td>Eindhoven University of Technology</td><td>Netherlands</td></tr><tr><td>176</td><td>University College Dublin</td><td>Ireland</td></tr><tr><td>178</td><td>Hebrew University of Jerusalem</td><td>Israel</td></tr><tr><td>179</td><td>University of Waterloo</td><td>Canada</td></tr><tr><td>180</td><td>University of Gothenburg</td><td>Sweden</td></tr><tr><td>180</td><td>Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna</td><td>Italy</td></tr><tr><td>182</td><td>University of Bergen</td><td>Norway</td></tr><tr><td>182</td><td>Cardiff University</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>182</td><td>University of Utah</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>185</td><td>Brandeis University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>185</td><td>University of Dundee</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>185</td><td>University of Würzburg</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>188</td><td>Paris-Sud University</td><td>France</td></tr><tr><td>189</td><td>Arizona State University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>190</td><td>University of Antwerp</td><td>Belgium</td></tr><tr><td>190</td><td>Boston College</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>192</td><td>Ulm University</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>193</td><td>University of Luxembourg</td><td>Luxembourg</td></tr><tr><td>193</td><td>Texas A&M University</td><td>US</td></tr><tr><td>195</td><td>Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin</td><td>Germany</td></tr><tr><td>196</td><td>Newcastle University</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>196</td><td>St George’s, University of London</td><td>UK</td></tr><tr><td>198</td><td>University of Trento</td><td>Italy</td></tr><tr><td>199</td><td>Paris Diderot University – Paris 7</td><td>France</td></tr><tr><td>200</td><td>Queen’s University Belfast</td><td>UK</td></tr></table>

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