London tops university rankings

London has four universities in the top 40 worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education rankings.

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Concern for London institutions despite high ranking

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.

– Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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