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Queen Mary ranks amongst world’s elite universities

Queen Mary, University of London has been rated amongst the world’s top 200 universities in The Times Higher Education’s prestigious World University Rankings, the most rigorous and comprehensive study of global university performance ever undertaken.

Thursday 16 September 2010


The College is placed in 120th position globally, and 16th in the UK out of the 29 UK universities which make it into this year’s top 200. This represents a rise of 44 places for Queen Mary from 2009’s ranking (164).

Queen Mary’s Principal, Professor Simon Gaskell said: “This outstanding result is further affirmation of the enormous progress made by Queen Mary in recent years, and reflects great credit on all members of the Queen Mary community. The stature we now enjoy prepares us well for the challenging times ahead.”

The THE World University Rankings are recognised as the most authoritative source of broad comparative performance information on universities across the world. They are now regularly used by undergraduate and postgraduate students to help select degree courses, by academics to inform career decisions, by research teams to identify new collaborative partners and by university managers to benchmark their performance and set strategic priorities.

Ann Mroz, editor of the Times Higher Education commented: “We would like to congratulate Queen Mary, University of London for its performance in this year’s rigorous rankings. Being ranked 120 in the world top 200 is an impressive achievement. The top 200 universities in the world represent only a tiny fraction of world higher education and any institution that makes it into this table is truly world class.”

UK university rankings (with their world ranking in brackets):

1. (6) University of Cambridge

2. (=6) University of Oxford

3. (9) Imperial College

4. (22) University College London

5. (40) University of Edinburgh

6. (68) University of Bristol

7. (77) King’s College London

8. (79) University of Sussex

9. (81) University of York

10. (85) Durham University

11. (86) London School of Economics and Political Science

12. (87) University of Manchester

13. (88) Royal Holloway, University of London

14. (90) University of Southampton

15. (103) University of St. Andrews

16. (120) Queen Mary, University of London

17. (124) University of Lancaster

18. (128) University of Glasgow

19. (137) University of Sheffield

20. (140) University of Dundee

21. (145) University of Birmingham

22. (149) University of Aberdeen

23. (152) Birkbeck, University of London

24. (=152) Newcastle University

25. (165) University of Liverpool

26. (168) University of Leeds

27. (174) University of East Anglia

28. (=174) University of Nottingham

29. (184) University of Exeter

For further information please see the Times Higher Education

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