Leading top 5 institutes in the UK based in Oxford, Cambridge, and London:
Oxbridge is a portmanteau of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in England, and the term is used to refer to them collectively, often with implications of perceived superior social status.”Oxbridge” can be used as a noun referring to either or both universities or as an adjective describing them or their students.
Imperial College London is a university of world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering and medicine, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. Established in 1907, it is located in the heart of London. It is consistently rated among the United Kingdom’s top three universities, and was ranked 8th in the world by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2011.
The College has over 3,000 academic and research staff and almost 14,000 students from over 120 different countries. Our reputation for excellence in teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and business attracts students and staff of the highest international caliber. Imperial College staff are frequently consulted by governments, and also act as members of professional bodies, advise industry, and offer informed comment to the media.
Described by The Sunday Times as ‘an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation’, UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top three multi-faculty universities in the UK and features in the top 5 universities worldwide.
The university is located on a compact site in the heart of London and is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives and professional bodies in Europe. UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research across the academic spectrum. Teaching at UCL is research-led: the programmes that we offer reflect the latest research and are often taught by active researchers who are world-leaders in their fields. UCL has more than 4,000 academic and research staff and one of the best students to staff ratios in the UK (approximately 9:1). UCL academics and alumni have been awarded 21 Nobel Prizes, the most recent of which was in 2009.
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class center for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.
LSE is an unusual university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analyzed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe.