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RCM named top conservatoire for Performing Arts in the UK for the second consecutive year

Wednesday 8 March

The Royal College of Music has been named the top institution for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom in the 2017 QS World University Rankings following on from success as top UK conservatoire in the 2016 results. The RCM is also ranked second across all Performing Arts institutions worldwide, moving up one place in the league table from last year.

The QS World University Rankings assessment of leading universities worldwide is based on the strength and quality of institutions’ teaching, research activities, graduate employability and international profile. The rankings are compiled from the opinions of academics and employers and from analysis of research output and impact.

Director Professor Colin Lawson said “the Royal College of Music is increasingly the natural first choice for talented students from the UK and around the world.  I am delighted that our commitment to the highest standards of excellence have again been recognised in this way.”

This announcement follows the RCM’s placement as the top UK specialist institution for music in the 2017 Complete University Guide and success in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), in which the RCM was named the London conservatoire with the highest percentage of world-leading research.

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