UCL - Top Research University

University College London (UCL) is one of the Top 4 Research Universities in the UK, ranked 4th in the RAE 2008 Ranking by Research Power.

RAE 2008 Outcomes:

- 75% of the staff submitted were ranked at either the highest grade of 4* (‘of world-leading quality’), or 3* (‘internationally excellent’) in the following units: Architecture and the Built Environment, Chemical Engineering, Cancer Studies, Philosophy, Law, and Psychology. 80% of staff were rated 3* or 4* in Computer Science and Informatics, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, History of Art, Architecture and Design, and Infection and Immunology.

- Earth Sciences was rated 3rd of all Environment and Earth Science Departments in the UK .

- The German Department was awarded the highest score in terms of research judged to be 'world-leading' (4*).

National Rankings:

- UCL is one of the top 5 universities in the UK, placed 5th in the Times Good University Guide 2010.

- 6th out of 117 Leading UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2010.

- 6th in the Sunday Times University Guide 2008.

- According to the Independent Complete University Guide, it is placed 6th in 2008, 8th in 2009 and 8th in 2010.

- 6th in the Daily Telegraph League Table 2007.

International Rankings:

- According to the THES - QS World University Rankings, it is rated 25th globally in 2006, 9th in 2007, and moving up to 7th in 2008.

- According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, it is rated 26th globally in 2006, 25th in 2007, and moving up to 22nd in 2008.

- 25th internationally in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities.

- 11th among the Top 50 Universities for Staff to Student Ratio, according to the THES- QS World Ranking 2007.

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