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### UCL Dominates Global Rankings in Education and Architecture

University College London

UCL maintains its position within the top 10 globally across 10 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024, a highly respected university ranking system, with two subjects securing first place.

UCL has upheld its top-ranking status in two subjects for the second consecutive year: Education, with the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, leading for the 11th consecutive year, and Architecture & Built Environment, acknowledging the academic excellence of The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment.

The 10 subject areas where UCL ranks among the global top 10 include Education (1), Architecture & Built Environment (1), Archaeology (3), Anthropology (4), Pharmacy & Pharmacology (4), Psychology (5), Medicine (6), Biological Sciences (6), Geography (7), and Anatomy & Physiology (8).

UCL is listed in all 46 subject areas assessed, securing positions in the top 50 for 43 of them.

Professor Geraint Rees, UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), remarked: “Our consistent performance in these rankings highlights UCL’s reputation as a hub of academic excellence across diverse fields. I extend my congratulations to my colleagues in the IOE and the Bartlett for maintaining their top global positions. The dedication and high standards of teaching demonstrated by UCL researchers in every faculty are truly commendable.”

Professor Li Wei, Dean and Director of IOE, expressed: “Being ranked first globally in the Education field is a significant acknowledgment of the exceptional work carried out by my colleagues, in collaboration with our supporters, partners, students, and alumni. This recognition for 11 consecutive years is particularly gratifying. We take immense pride in IOE’s contributions to education research, policy, and practice, especially in teacher education. From cutting-edge educational research to impactful knowledge exchange linking education with broader societal aspects, IOE continues to make a distinctive impact.”

Professor Jacqui Glass, Interim Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, added: “This remarkable achievement is a testament to the ongoing dedication of the diverse community at The Bartlett. It signifies the impactful work undertaken by our students, educators, researchers, and professional staff in collaboration with counterparts worldwide.”

The subject rankings, which evaluate over 1,500 universities globally, consider five key metrics (including academic reputation, research impact through citations, and graduate employability), with varying weightage to accommodate differences in research methodologies across disciplines.

While the QS World University Rankings assess universities holistically rather than by subject, the upcoming edition is anticipated to be released later this year, following UCL’s ninth-place ranking in the previous edition.

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