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Queen Mary named one of world’s ‘most international’ universities

Queen Mary University of London has been named one of the most international universities in the world by the UK’s leading higher education magazine.

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With some 150 nationalities studying and working on campus, Queen Mary is ranked joint-19th.

The top-25 chart was compiled using statistics taken from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14.

The rankings examine a university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of its research papers published with a co-author from at least one other country. Eleven of the listed universities are based in the UK.

Queen Mary has more than 1,500 EU students and almost 6,000 international students in London, with a further 2,000 students studying in China for a joint degree with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

On Thursday 6 February Queen Mary will host its largest ever International Scholars Reception, welcoming over 250 international students, staff and embassy representatives for an annual event recognising the important contribution overseas students make to life on campus.

The event will be attended by winners of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship - an international award that enables students to undertake study in the UK. It has been a particularly successful year for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary, with 22 students receiving the award.

Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education and its annual World Rankings comments: “To be one of the world’s best universities, you need to have a true global outlook. The top universities are hiring their faculty from all over the world, attracting students from a global market of top talent and collaborating with the leading departments wherever they happen to be based.

“World class education and research is inherently an international activity because ideas know no national borders… so featuring in this world top 25 list of the most international universities is really something to celebrate – and a great sign of institutional health, competitiveness and dynamism.”

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