Overview:UCL (University College London) is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with 12,000 staff and 35,000 students. Over 154 nationalities are represented among UCL students with overseas students making up nearly a third of the student body.
UCL is currently ranked fifth in the world by the QS World University Rankings, and our publications in clinical medicine attract more citations from fellow researchers than any other university outside North America.
Based in the heart of London, UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any class, race or religion, and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men. This same spirit is manifested today in UCL's pioneering approach to interdisciplinary and frontier research. This has helped the university to develop strong linkages with UK Industry and has contributed to it's considerable success in winning research funding.
UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers submitted.
UCL researchers received a ‘grade point average’ of 3.22 (out of 4) and submitted over 2,500 staff to be assessed in REF2014, giving UCL an overall research power greater than both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
The Research Excellence Framework also gave UCL a ‘grade point average’ of 3.54 (out of 4) for the real-world impact of its research, placing it among the top comprehensive universities rated.
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