University may last just a few short years but it can shape who we are and the trajectory of our careers, as well as give us memories that last a lifetime. Most students have a fondness for the cities where they studied and will argue in favour of them decades later.
But what does the data say? We now have an answer, thanks to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI), who crunched the numbers provided by Times Higher Education (THE).
London and Los Angeles share top spot, both with four institutions in the top 100. Hong Kong, Boston-Cambridge and Berlin follow with three.
There are a number of cities that have two institutions in the top 100, such as Beijing, New York and Sydney. Others might be more of a surprise: Utrecht in the Netherlands and Atlanta both take a place.