Times Higher Education announce world’s most international universities


Times Higher Education ranked the top 100 most international universities this week, with 39 UK institutions making the list. The UK saw off competition from educational giants such as Switzerland, the US and Australia, which featured the second highest number of entries.

London was also ranked as the world’s most international city for higher education with 15 universities in the top 200, putting it ahead of the whole of the United States, Canada and France.

Five most international universities in the UK

  1. Imperial College London
  2. University of Oxford
  3. University College London
  4. King’s College London
  5. University of Essex

Five most international universities in the world

  1. Qatar University
  2. University of Luxembourg
  3. University of Hong Kong
  4. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  5. University of Geneva

The international outlook indicator considers each institution’s proportion of international staff, proportion of international students and proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.

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