Best student city in the world
London has been named as the world’s best student city for the second year in a row. The 2019 QS Best Student Cities Ranking has placed London ahead of strong competitors such as Tokyo and Melbourne.
Professor Wendy Thomson, University of London’s Vice-Chancellor said, “...it confirms the incredible academic strength and breadth of the University of London’s member institutions and the attraction of the city for employment as well as the diversity of the student body.”
Birkbeck rising in the ranks
Birkbeck, University of London has also made a strong impression in league tables. Its Arts and Humanities courses have been ranked within the top 100 in the world in 2020 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. These rankings focus on different subject areas and are well-known as one of the most prestigious rankings around.
Furthermore, Birkbeck has climbed 20 places in the 2019 People & Planet University League Table, which ranks institutions for efforts towards sustainability. Now ranking 35th out of 154 universities, Birkbeck has proved it's dedicated to doing its part for the environment. It scored 100% for its commitment to environmental auditing and management, 87.5 per cent for waste and recycling and 77.5 per cent for carbon.