Education analysts Quaracelli Symonds released the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 at the start of March, revealing the UK capital London is home to more top 50 programs than any other university city.

Having also been named the top city for students in 2018 and 2019, London had 115 programs from 19 HEIs achieve a top 50 position for their subject. They were followed by Boston (69), New York (65), Beijing (59), Seoul (50), Tokyo (46), LA (43) and Paris (43).

The Royal College of Art was ranked the best globally for studying art and design while UCL’s Institute for Education came in top for education (for the fifth consecutive year) and King’s College London rose from second place to grab the top spot for dentistry.

“This year’s edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject serves to underline London’s status as a uniquely successful higher education ecosystem,” said Jack Moran, QS spokesperson.

“No city possesses the same diversity or concentration of educational excellence, shared among so many institutions.”

The rankings are compiled based on academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and h-index (which measures the productivity of research faculty). The weighting varies from discipline to discipline, with research performance for example being more important in medicine as opposed to more vocational subjects such as performance arts.

Read more : Callan Quinn : The PIE News : 05 March 2020