Date of release: Friday, November 22, 2013

University of GreenwichLondon is the second best city in the world for students, behind Paris, a new study has shown.

The QS Best Student Cities top 50, now in its second year, is compiled by the team behind the annual QS World University Rankings. The rankings are based on five key elements: university rankings; student mix; quality of living; employer activity and affordability. 

The University of Greenwich has its main campus on the banks of the River Thames at the Old Royal Naval College, a World Heritage Site. This year it achieved a record score for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. In this year’s Guardian University Guide, Greenwich has risen 29 places in two years, to 70, making it one of the two fastest-improving universities in London. The university’s second London campus is at Avery Hill, also in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor of the university, says: “As a London university it is extremely encouraging to see the capital so highly rated. Greenwich is an inspiring place to study and we welcome students from over 100 countries. Our main campus is in the heart of a World Heritage Site, and London’s main attractions are only a short train journey away.”

Greenwich is one of 20 QS ranked universities based in London, which earned the capital the maximum 100 points for the “ranking” category. Its standing as a centre for culture and business also saw London score highly.  

To be eligible for the QS survey, each city must have a population of over 250,000 and be home to at least two ranked institutions in the QS World University Rankings. Thirty countries are represented with the most cities in the US (7), followed by Australia (6), Canada (3) and UK (3). Two other two UK cities, Manchester at 29 and Edinburgh at 32, are also in the top 50.

For more on studying at the University of Greenwich: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study

For more on the QS Best Student Cities: http://www.topuniversities.com/best-student-cities

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