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SOAS ranked in London top four and sixth in UK for academic reputation

SOAS students

26 September 2013

SOAS, University of London is one of the top four universities in London according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.

The accolade comes hot on the heels of the QS World University Rankings, which place SOAS sixth in the UK for academic reputation. SOAS is also one of the most cosmopolitan universities in the world, according to the QS rankings, coming eighth globally for the percentage of international students.

In the week in which the School welcomes all 5,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students to its vibrant central London campus for the start of the new academic year, SOAS is the top Bloomsbury university for student satisfaction, according to the Good University Guide, which includes all UK higher education institutions.

The Guide ranks SOAS ninth in the UK for its staff-student ratio.  The high number of staff and the relatively small number of total students form an intimate community at the heart of the university quarter of historic Bloomsbury, with the world renowned British Museum and the British Library close by.

The world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East has risen seven places in this year’s Guide, to be ranked twenty-fourth overall in the UK.

In addition to placing SOAS sixth in the UK for academic reputation, the QS World University Rankings rate the School tenth nationally for Modern Languages and twelfth for Politics and International Studies.

Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, said: ‘We are glad to receive these affirmations of our excellent research and teaching. This, combined with our small size, high staff-student ratio and truly international community, makes us unique. The world meets at SOAS.’