Four UK Universities Remain in the Top Global 10

The results of the research show four UK institutions in the top 10 – Cambridge (the highest ranking at number three), University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford (down one slot at number 6).  The two UK newcomers to the top 20 are Edinburgh (at 17=) and Kings College London (19=).

However, the table goes on to show that, of the 45 UK universities to reach the global top 400, 29 have a lower ranking than they had at the start of the global financial crisis in 2007/8, 21 have dropped more than 10 places while just five have moved ten places higher.

In addition, when it comes to research only Cambridge remains in the global top 30 for citations with just UCL, Oxford and Imperial joining it in the top 50.  The US, by contrast, has 31 institutions in the top 50.

There were warnings from academics last night that the UK’s position could deteriorate if investment in higher education remained below the average level for OECD countries.

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