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QS System Strength Rankings 2016: #2 – United Kingdom

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Higher education in the United Kingdom is a great mix of old and new – an evolving contrast between prestigious tradition, and radical, ground-breaking thought.

This soon becomes clear when looking at the 71 UK institutions featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16. In the top 10 alone, the University of Oxford – the oldest university in the English-speaking world – contrasts with Imperial College London, which was founded much more recently in 1907. Beyond England, the UK’s three other constituent countries (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) are also home to many high-achieving institutions, both young and old.

Second only to the United States in the number of international students it attracts, the UK is a top destination for those looking to study abroad. The country is ranked in second place globally in the brand new QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings. To find out why, and what this means for you, click through the slideshow below!


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Written by Joseph Birdsey
Jo is part of QS's social media team. He also writes content for the site, and holds a BA English degree from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Hello! am looking for a free tution university in Europe to study any of the sciences

Hi Michael, we've mentioned some affordable options to study abroad in Europe in our article 'where can you study abroad for free?'. :)