QS TopUniversities has ranked The London School of Economics the third best university in the world for Development Studies 2016. What fantastic news to end the year with!

destin-society-dinner-1LSE jumped two places from the previous year, topping both Oxford and Cambridge University, and is the only university on the list to have scored full marks for research impact.

The comprehensive list ranks universities according to indicators that include academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and H-index citations. The full methodology can be seen here.

This will be good news to the class of 2015/2016 who are graduating this week!

Click here to see the full list of top universities for Development Studies.


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