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Imperial jumps to number nine in the World University Rankings

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The College is one of three non-US institutions in the top 10 - <em>News</em>

Thursday 5 October 2005
By Abigail Smith

Imperial is the ninth best university in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education Supplement table.

The College is one of only three non-US institutions in the top ten of today's World University Rankings, jumping from thirteenth in last year's survey. Welcoming the result, Imperial's Rector Sir Richard Sykes  said:

"This underlines Imperial's status as an internationally leading centre of knowledge and scholarship, and is an excellent position from which to enter our Centenary year. Above all, it's a tribute to the world-class staff we are able to attract, both academic and non-academic, and I hope all members of our community will join with me in celebrating."

The survey also rates Imperial third in the European top 50, behind Cambridge and Oxford in first and second place, and ahead of the London School of Economics at number four. The College is placed fifth globally for staff-to-student ratio, the only UK institution in the top 10 in this category.

Harvard University is rated as the world's best university, with Cambridge and Oxford at number two and three in the World University Rankings. MIT, which last year claimed second place, is pushed to number four.

Other London universities in the world top 200 include the London School of Economics at number 17, University College London at 25, King's College London at 46 and the School of Oriental and African Studies at 70.

Imperial is rated fifth in the world for staff-to-student ratio.Top 10:

  • Harvard
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Yale
  • Stanford
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Imperial College London
  • Princeton
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