British Unis underproducing CEOs

Harvard top the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index as UK struggles


  • Times Higher Education releases Alma Mater Index based on global CEOs
  • Only 4 UK unis in the top 100
  • Oxford the best performing at a lowly 21st

Data produced by Times Higher Education have shown that excellent academic performances by British universities isn’t translating into top level business success.

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Oxford is joint 2nd in the World University Ranking but 21st in the Alma Mater index.

Cambridge are ranked as the 7th best uni in the world but come only 45th in the CEO index whilst City University in London, not even featured in the global list, is in 89th place.

The exclusively postgraduate Cranfield University in Bedfordshire rounds out the British placings in 92nd.

The disappointing research reveals that Harvard has produced 5 times as many global CEOs as the best placed UK university.

Cambridge is a mere two places above the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC in China.