– Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings
There are still concerns for our world-leading 'brand name' institutions: Imperial College London, University College London plus the universities of Manchester and Bristol have all slipped to varying degrees.
Although other institutions have risen, and some significantly, such global brands act as flagships for the rest of the UK, so this is a worry.
The London universities in the top 40 are:
- Imperial College London (ranked 10)
- University College London (ranked 21)
- London School of Economics and Political Science (ranked 32)
- King's College London (ranked 38)
Four of the world's top 40 universities are in London,according to the Times Higher Education rankings - although only one makes it into the top 10.