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London named top city for universities

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London named top city for universities

Thousands of students look set to be sending money home form the UK as internationals flock to prestigious London universities.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings revealed that seven institutions in the capital are listed in the top 200 - more than any other city in the world.

London's offering for international students now extends across a range of subjects, including business, science, design and technology.

Over 105,000 overseas university students, from 214 countries, will call the capital home over three years.

While London dominated the list of top universities, Boston came close behind with five institutions ranks highly and Hong Kong tied with Paris at four.

"We are delighted that London remains the top destination for international students with seven universities listed in the top 200," commented Gordon Innes, chief executive of London & Partners.

"London can not only offer international students the highest standard of education across a range of subjects, but also has a world class cultural offering and opportunities to engage with global brands and businesses."

The seven London universities listed in the top 200 include Imperial College London at number eight, University College London at 17, London School of Economics and Political Science at 47, King's College London at 56, Royal Holloway at 107, Queen Mary ranked 127 and Brikbeck at 149.

UK universities also lead the charge among European institutions, taking up the top three places and six of the region's top ten.

Oxford University was listed as Europe's best and came in fourth on the world listing, while Cambridge followed closely behind at sixth.

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