Both Brunel University and Imperial College have moved up the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
THE has placed Brunel University London a band higher than last year, moving it in to the top 250 universities, while confirming that quality of teaching on campus has improved every year since the rankings’ inception four years ago.
Imperial College moves up one place from 10th to 9th, with only Oxford and Cambridge ahead of it in the UK.
Brunel has climbed three bands in the rankings since 2012/13, when it placed among the 301st to 350th best globally, to being named among the 226th to 250th top-rated institutions this year.
Brunel Vice Chancellor Professor Julia Buckingham said: “This latest ranking clearly demonstrates that we’re heading in the right direction – and it’s just reward for the immense efforts we’ve all made in the past few years.
“But the journey doesn’t stop here. Our international reputation is growing by the day, and student and staff satisfaction is at an all-time high. These are the building blocks upon which we will continue to impress and inspire.”
Last month, the University’s Council confirmed its commitment to a further £150 million investment into the Uxbridge campus over the next five years.