University College London (UCL) has been named the university of the year by the twin publications, moving up to sixth place nationally.
According to the guide, in the past year it has seen improved performance in measures including Ucas entry, graduate prospects, and honours degrees awarded.
Helen Davies, editor of The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “We are here to champion the ambitious work of our first-class universities, and the aspirations of any student of any age who wants to keep on learning.”
“Almost two centuries since its founding, in 1826, UCL continues to challenge its students, raises the bar for research and provokes global debate on everything from detecting cancers to legal action on behalf of those affected by climate change. The expansion of its curriculum, and its campus into east London, is visionary.”
Doctor Michael Spence, president and provost of University College London said: “Our high-achieving, curious students learn from and work alongside world-leading academics, getting directly involved in research that breaks boundaries and tackles global challenges.
“Being named The Sunday Times University of the Year is a testament to the dynamic and diverse community of students and staff who make UCL such an extraordinary place.”
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