City University London has increased its position by 40 places to 301st university in the world in the latest international rankings.

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City University London has increased its position in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16 by 40 places. The University is ranked just outside the top 300 at 301st, its highest position.

The QS World University Rankings uses six performance indicators to assess institutions’ global reputation, research impact and staffing levels and the international nature of their students and staff.

City is now the world’s 15th ranked institution for the proportion of its international students.

QS asks employers to identify the universities they perceive to be producing the most employable graduates. City’s ranking using this indicator has risen 35 places and it is now 114th in the world, 19th in the UK.

Professor Sir Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London commented:

"City's improved global ranking is a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff. It has been made possible by our recent investment in academic staff, infrastructure and buildings and reflects our growing reputation as a leading global University".

The QS World University Rankings by Faculty, released at the same time, recognised City’s leading position for social sciences and management. City climbed 10 places to 122nd, building on its impressive increase of 64 places last year.

The improved global ranking follows the recent announcement that City will join the University of London federation in August; and the achievement of City’s highest ever score in the National Student Survey: City students are the most satisfied university students in London.