The University has for the second year running been listed in the top 25 universities of the world.
The Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings place Edinburgh 23rd, the same position it achieved last year.
Now in their fifth year, the rankings list the top 200 universities in the world.
Edinburgh is the only Scottish University and one of only six British institutions to appear in the top 25.
University league table places change constantly and we need to view them in the light of these fluctuations but it is extremely gratifying to have held our position in the top 25 for the second year running against so many top quality institutions from around the world. Indeed it is great to see all four of Scotland's ancient universities ranked in the world's top 200.
Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea
Principal of the University
This article was published on Nov 7, 2008