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Westminster ranked 29th in the world for international outlook in the Times Higher Education Young University Ranking 2017

6 April 2017

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The University of Westminster has been ranked in the top 200 Young Universities in the world in the Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2017.

The University of Westminster has been ranked in the top 200 in the Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2017 and at 29 in the world for international outlook, placing us fourth within the UK.

Last year the University was voted the most internationally diverse University in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand in the Hotcourses Diversity Index and was ranked in the Times Higher Education’s top 100 most international universities in 2016.

With a student body of almost 20,000 students from 165 countries, the University of Westminster embraces global engagement in its many forms. We have University-wide and faculty-specific links with hundreds of universities and other institutions in over 20 countries worldwide.

Westminster is proud to be part of the global higher education community and is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities, and to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust.

The Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings lists the world’s best universities aged under 50. The University of Westminster has a long and rich history having been in existence since its first incarnation as The Polytechnic Institution in 1838. Since then the University has been host to the opening of the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe in 1841, screening the UK's first public moving picture show in 1896, and organising the first marathon race over the now traditional distance of 26 miles, 385 yards in 1908.

In 1992 The Polytechnic of Central London gained university status and The University of Westminster was established. 


About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.