LSE has risen to 24th in the fourth annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, representing a year-on-year rise for the School since the rankings were first established. LSE was previously ranked 37th in 2011, 29th in 2012 and 25th in 2013.
LSE is the fourth highest ranking UK university in this year’s table and one of only five UK institutions in the Top 30.
Once again, the rankings are dominated by US universities, with Harvard, MIT and Stanford taking the top three spaces and 46 US institutions making up the top 100. However, the rankings also show the global power of London, as the capital has more prestigious universities than any other city in the world.
The 2014 reputation rankings are based on the world's largest invitation-only survey of academic opinion, featuring 10,536 respondents from 133 countries. The reputation-only rankings are a subsidiary of the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, which will be published in the autumn.
Now in its fourth year, the survey has attracted more than 58,000 responses from academics scholars, providing an insight into the academic prestige of universities across the globe.
Commenting on the rankings the Director of LSE, Professor Craig Calhoun, said:
“That LSE continues to maintain a strong reputation worldwide is, in part, testament to the work our staff, students and alumni do to engage with wider audiences, such as government, business, the media, charities, as well as other higher education institutions.
Regardless of league tables, our priority will always be for LSE to continue to produce world class research and teaching that engages with real-world problems.”
The full results are available here: Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings
6 March 2014