Birkbeck, University of London

226-250

World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
Data withheld by THE
Teaching ?
28.3
International outlook ?
84.4
Industry income ?
28.7
Research ?
29.3
Citations ?
60.4

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 1920: today it has some 18,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, studying in the evening.