University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s most prestigious, research-led universities. UCL is ranked 4th in the world in the 2012 QS World University Rankings. It is one of the very best and the most successful UK universities at attracting the highest allocation of Research Council UK funding and European Research Council starting grants. This success has helped UCL to be independently ranked as the most productive research university in Europe.
UCL’s academic excellence and innovative approach have brought international recognition in the academic and business world, facilitating high-level joint ventures and networks. UCL attracts students from 150 countries and has active exchange and research links with more than 280 overseas universities.