The world’s best student cities – based on university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability – have been revealed by education experts QS.
There’s no change at the top of the table, with Paris coming out in first place, and it’s quickly followed by Melbourne, which was fifth last year, and London, which drops to third place.
Other UK cities that made it into the top 50 include Edinburgh (26th), Manchester (29th) and, for the first time, Coventry at 45th.
To be included in the ranking each city must have a population of over 250,000, and must be home to at least two ranked institutions in the QS World University Rankings. 116 cities in the world qualify, and 50 have been ranked in the table.
The full top ten is as follows:
2015 2014 City
1 1 Paris
2 5 Melbourne
3 2 London
4 4 Sydney
5 7 Hong Kong
6 8 Boston
7 17 Tokyo
8 9 Montreal
9 13 Toronto
10 14 Seoul
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