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Back in May 2015 we ran an article about THE World University Rankings for 2013-14 but we’re now pleased to confirm that the 2014-15 results have now been published by Times Higher Education (‘THE’). Once again many U.S. universities featured in the top ten of 400 ranked universities from around the globe, however the UK did well too with 3 universities in the top ten and 12 in the top 100. As before, the university rankings were based on 13 performance indicators relating to teaching, international outlook, industry income, research, influence and knowledge transfer. Below we’ll take a closer look at the UK entries and put them into rank order. Click the university names to see more information about each one together with a breakdown of individual performance indicators.
- University of Oxford (#1 in Europe, #3 in the world)
- University of Cambridge (#2 in Europe, #5 in the world)
- Imperial College London [#3 in Europe, #9 in the world)
- University College London (UCL) (#5 in Europe, #22 in the world)
- London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) (jointly #7 in Europe, jointly #34 in the world)
- University of Edinburgh (#9 in Europe, #36 in the world)
- King’s College London (#10 in Europe, #40 in the world)
- University of Manchester (#12 in Europe, #52 in the world)
- University of Bristol (#22 in Europe, #74 in the world)
- Durham University (#29 in Europe, #83 in the world)
- University of Glasgow (#31 in Europe, #94 in the world)
- University of Warwick (#38 in Europe, #103 in the world)
- Queen Mary, University of London (#40 in Europe, #107 in the world)
- University of St Andrews (#42 jointly in Europe, jointly #111 in the world)
- University of Sussex (#42 jointly in Europe, jointly #111 in the world)
- University of York (#44 in Europe, #113 in the world)
- Royal Holloway, University of London (#47 in Europe, #118 in the world)
- University of Sheffield (#51 in Europe, #121 in the world)
- Lancaster University (#53 in Europe, #131 in the world)
- University of Southampton (#54 in Europe, #132 in the world)
There are a further 9 UK universities showing up in the top 200 universities in the world (so a total of 29 out of the top 200) including, in order, the universities of Leeds, Birmingham, Exeter, Liverpool, Nottingham, Aberdeen, St George’s, East Anglia and Leicester.
The Document Centre, based in London, provides thesis/dissertation binding services to students of most of the universities around the UK and also many globally. The bound theses are produced to the exact regulations specified by the universities hence The Document Centre features on the approved supplier list for virtually all of them. As was the case last year, it’s really encouraging to see so many familiar university names in the World rankings list above and we would like to pass on our congratulations to all the universities involved; their students, staff and alumni. Well done to them all!
We’ll look forward to looking at the ‘Reputation’ rankings too, which are a spin-off from these Word University Rankings, in a possible future post.