This article first appeared in FT House and Home on 13 September 2013 – to see original article please click here.
An academic “league table” widely published by the global media this week lists the QS World University Rankings and has identified the UK as home to a record six of the world’s top 20 universities.
Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford all placed in the top 10, while Edinburgh and Kings College London ranked 17th and 19th respectively.
The high ranks enjoyed by these UK institutions will come as no surprise to many families in Asia. The UK – London in particular – has long been a favoured choice for international students hailing from countries across the Asia region.
The increased volume of international students in London has, in fact, led to a shortage of student accommodation in the city’s most popular academic areas, and savvy local investors have been quick to respond by buying up properties to let out to international students. [Read more…]