Birkbeck, University of London

WORLD RANK

2012-13
200

London, United Kingdom

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    46.2
  • Teaching
    27.6
  • International outlook
    83.2
  • Industry income
    29.4
  • Research
    30.5
  • Citations
    72.8

In 1823, some 2,000 people packed a pub on London's Strand for the launch of Dr George Birkbeck's Mechanics' Institution, which aimed to provide education for those with little time or money. That intention has been met in spades by Birkbeck, part of the University of London since 1925: today it has around 19,000 students, some 11,800 of them extramural.