LSE Ranked in top tier of global universities

These results are a tribute to the hard work being carried out by the LSE community
- Minouche Shafik

LSE has again been ranked as one of the best universities in the world, according to the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Now in their 17th year, the THE World University Rankings compared data from 1,527 institutions from 93 countries and over 13.6 million research publications to place LSE 27th globally and 5th in the UK.

Commenting on the news, LSE Director Minouche Shafik said, “These results are a tribute to the hard work being carried out by the LSE community, which includes significant efforts to address major global challenges, such as the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and financial inequality.”

The results add to a series of positive rankings for LSE, which earlier in 2020 was ranked highest for student satisfaction amongst the Russell Group of Universities in London as part of the National Student Survey, and second in the world for the study of social sciences by the QS World University rankings.

Minouche Shafik added, “To be recognised for the quality of our research and teaching is wonderful, and underscores our commitment to provide the world-class skills and knowledge required to make a positive impact on the world.”

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