London has emerged as the only city in the world to snap up four of 40 spots in a league table of the world’s best universities.
Cambridge and Imperial College London are in the top 10 of the Times Higher Education rankings, while the top 40 includes University College London, LSE and King’s College London.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: “The ratings testify to London’s strength in higher education and to our lengthening lead over European rivals.”
Although London fared well on the rankings, the top 20 was dominated by US universities with California Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT and Stanford snapping up top spots.
Top 10 universities of the world
1. California Institute of Technology
2. Harvard University
2. University of Oxford
4. Stanford University
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6. Princeton University
7. University of Cambridge
8. University of California, Berkeley
9. University of Chicago
10. Imperial College London
Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings
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