The University of Glasgow was recently revealed to be 19th in The Times Higher Education’s list of ‘The World’s Most International Universities’, replacing the likes of MIT and Harvard University. The University scored 88.6 out of 100 for taking on international staff, students and co-authors, and scored 81.6 for international reputation: a score higher than the University of Bristol, Durham and York. Overall, Glasgow was awarded an 86.8, just 0.2 higher than the University of Manchester who sit in 20th place.
This list aims to reveal the institutions with the “strongest global connections” and their disposition to “think beyond borders”. In recent years, there has been an increased focus across universities globally to attract the best students and scholars from around the world to their institution: allowing partnerships to be created with global businesses, international collaborations between universities, and an increased push on educating students to become ‘global citizens’.
Other British universities in the Top 20 were Manchester (20th), Warwick (17th), Edinburgh (13th), King’s College London (11th), LSE (10th), UCL (9th), Cambridge (8th), Oxford (6th) and Imperial College London (5th).
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich holds the number one spot, marking the prominence of universities from small, export-reliant countries, where English is a widely-spoken language (Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia included).