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### UCL Maintains Top Position Globally in Education and Architecture & Construction

UCL maintains its position in the top 10 globally across 10 subject areas in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject, a highly regarded university ranking system. This includes securing two first-place rankings.

UCL has upheld its top ranking in two subjects for the second consecutive year. The first position is retained in Education, with the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society, leading for 11 consecutive years. Additionally, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, The Bartlett, excels in Architecture & Built Environment, securing the top spot.

The 10 subject areas where UCL ranks among the global top 10 are 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 features in all 46 ranked subject areas, with a presence in the top 50 in 43 of them.

Professor Geraint Rees, UCL Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement), expressed his satisfaction with the rankings, highlighting UCL’s reputation for academic excellence across various disciplines. He commended the IOE and The Bartlett for their consistent top rankings and praised the dedication of UCL’s researchers in delivering high-quality education.

Professor Li Wei, Dean and Director of IOE, welcomed the recognition of being ranked first globally in Education for 11 consecutive years. He emphasized the collaborative efforts of colleagues, partners, and students in contributing to education research and practice.

Professor Jacqui Glass, Interim Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, credited the outstanding community at The Bartlett for achieving top rankings. The recognition reflects the impactful work of students, educators, researchers, and staff in collaboration with international peers.

The QS rankings are based on five key metrics, such as academic reputation, research performance, and graduate employability, with varying weights to accommodate different research practices. The overall QS World University Rankings will be released later this year, following UCL’s ninth position in the previous edition.