The annual study placed the London institution 109 in the world and 43 in the UK for 'global outlook'.
"An institution's global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university," said Phil Baty from the Times Higher Education – the UK university sector's newspaper. "It is great news for all the institutions in the list of the most international universities in the world. It is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism."
To compile its World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education scores universities around the globe on a number of key indicators, with the top 800 making it on to the overall list. The 'international outlook' indicator, which was used to create a list of the top 200 most international universities, assesses universities for the proportion of international staff and students as well as the proportion of research papers published with at least one co-author from another country.
Professor Judith Lamie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International, at Middlesex University, said: "The University's ranking reflects the global nature and ethos of Middlesex University. "With institutions on three continents – and students hailing from more than 140 countries – we offer outstanding teaching, learning and research that know no geographical or academic borders. We are proud to be recognised as a university with a big global network of students and staff and an international outlook informs everything we do, allowing us to make a far-reaching and enduring contribution to the world around us."