World’s top 6 universities and 19 out World Top 100 Universities are in the UK as per QS World Rankings. UK universities are inspected regularly to ensure that they uphold the high standards of teaching, learning and research set by the Government. The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the key body charged with maintaining these standards. UK is a world-leading research nation. Researchers in the UK gain more citations and usage per article, and write more articles individually, than anywhere else in the world (International Comparative Performance of the UK Research Base, BIS). UK universities and research institutions have produced 107 Nobel Prize winners (Nobel Media AB).