University College London has been awarded as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for 2024 naming it as a powerhouse of British education.
The Times’ ‘Good University Guide’ highlighted the university’s performance across multidisciplinary research, education, ambitious work around sustainability, graduate career prospects and the East Campus in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The award follows a series of commendable accolades that UCL has achieved. In June UCL came ninth in the 2024 QS World University Rankings which is the 12th year running that the university has made it to the top ten universities worldwide.
UCL’s Institute of Education which is the university’s Faculty of Education and Society had remained first in the world for Education for the 10th year in a row in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, with nine other subjects ranking in the world’s top ten:
- Architecture and the Built Environment (1st)
- Archaeology (3rd)
- Anthropology (4th)
- Pharmacy & Pharmacology (4th)
- Psychology (5th)
- Geography (6th)
- Medicine (6th)
- Anatomy & Physiology (6th)
- Biological Sciences (8th)
The accolades don’t end there as in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2021, UCL was second in the UK for research strength with 93 per cent of their research achieving grade 4* ‘world leading’ and 3* ‘internationally excellent’. The university also climbed twelve places and ranked seventh in the UK’s People & Planet University League 2023.
UCL President & Provost, Dr Michael Spence, said: “Being named the Sunday Times University of the Year is a testament to the dynamic and diverse community of students and staff who make UCL such an extraordinary place. Our high-achieving, curious students learn from and work alongside world-leading academics, getting directly involved in research that breaks boundaries and tackles global challenges.”