Paris tops the chart of pupil cities

Paris is the best city for students, according to this year’s QS globe university rankings.

Melbourne is the 2nd most pupil-friendly city (fifth final yr), even though the higher value of residing in London has seen it fall a spot in the rankings, from second to third.

The only other British cities to make it into this year’s top 50 are Edinburgh (26), Manchester (29), and Coventry (45).

The table is compiled by assigning cities scores based mostly on their student combine, top quality of residing, affordability, employer action and desirability.

Ben Sowter, head of analysis at QS says: “[The cities data] gives students with a complementary tool to university rankings. Right after all, a university encounter is intrinsically influenced by the location.”

To be incorporated in the ranking, every city must have a population of above 250,000, and be property to at least two ranked institutions in the QS Globe University Rankings. In all, 116 cities in the globe qualify on this basis.

Twenty-nine nations are represented in top 50: the US has eight cities on the record, followed by Australia (6), the United kingdom (four) and Canada and Japan with 3 apiece. Europe boasts 20 cities, North America twelve, Asia 9, Oceania seven and South America two.

London’s drop in place this yr is primarily down to its high value of living, says Sowter. “London is an remarkable city for students and the only city in the planet to come prime in two out of 5 of our indicator categories.

“However, affordability is a key factor for a lot of worldwide students and thus for us right here as nicely, and maybe due to the relative power of the Uk economy, much more than half of London’s dropped factors are in this category.”

Edinburgh’s position has improved by 6 spots on final year’s overall performance, Manchester has held steady, while Coventry can make it into the leading 50 for the first time, owing to its quite high score for pupil diversity.

1 (one) Paris

two (5) Melbourne

three (two) London

4 (4) Sydney

5 (7) Hong Kong

6 (8) Boston

7 (17) Tokyo

8 (9) Montreal

9 (13) Toronto

ten (14) Seoul

See the complete rankings and scores breakdown

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