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LSE ranked as a top university in Europe

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LSE has climbed to sixth place in the Times Higher Education (THE) European University Top 200 Rankings, published today.

The rankings benchmark across key areas of higher education, with LSE scoring particularly highly for its international outlook and research. The School achieved the sixth highest score of all universities in the continent, and came fifth within the UK.

The THE European University Top 200 Rankings are based on the data and methodology used to compile the THE World University Rankings. Published annually in the autumn, these are one of the world’s most widely referenced university rankings . In 2015 LSE was placed at 23rd in the world, a climb of 11 places on the 2014 table.

Commenting on the School’s strong performance in the THE World University rankings, Professor Craig Calhoun, Director of LSE, said:

“This is excellent news for LSE and reflects the School’s position as a global leader in social science. I would like to thank the School’s staff and our students for contributing to this outstanding result.”

Posted 10 March 2016