UK Universities top the ‘most international universities’ in 2016

20th Dec 2023

Times Higher Education revealed the list of the ‘most international universities’. The rankings of the universities are based on the proportion of international staff and students at a university, also the number of research papers published by at least one author from a different country.

The list contains 200 universities from 28 countries, and UK universities covers almost one-third of the list with 39 universities in the top 100, and 64 universities in the top 200. Qatar University from Qatar topped the list. Imperial College London topped the list from the UK, making it to the 10th spot in the list, also ranked number 8 in the world.

The UK universities in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education list are:

  • Imperial College London (10th)
  • University of Oxford (18th)
  • University College London (18th)
  • King's College London (20th)
  • University of Essex (21st)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (22nd)
  • Queen Mary University of London (23rd)
  • Queen's University Belfast (24th)
  • Royal Holloway, University of London (30th)
  • Aston University (33rd)
  • University of St Andrews (34th)
  • Brunel University London (35th)
  • University of Cambridge (36th)
  • University of Aberdeen (37th)
  • University of Surrey (43rd)
  • University of Warwick (45th)
  • Heriot-Watt University (46th)
  • Birkbeck, University of London (50th)
  • University of Edinburgh (52nd)
  • City University London (53rd)
  • University of Southampton (60th)
  • University of Sussex (61st)
  • University of Exeter (65th)
  • University of Kent (66th)
  • University of Manchester (68th)
  • Lancaster University (68th)
  • University of Leicester (72nd)
  • Durham University (73rd)
  • University of Glasgow (75th)
  • University of Liverpool (78th)
  • University of Reading (79th)
  • University of Bath (82nd)
  • Newcastle University (88th)
  • University of York (93rd)
  • University of East Anglia (93rd)
  • University of Bristol (96th)
  • University of Birmingham (98th)
  • University of Sheffield (99th)
  • University of Westminster (99th)

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