UK unis dominate the 2016 Times University World Rankings

We had five inside the top 30

The Times World University Rankings have been released, pitting out the world’s leading universities against  each other.

It comes as no huge surprise that Oxford took second place globally, and Cambridge weren’t far behind at fourth. The London unis also cleared up, with Imperial hitting eighth globally, UCL 14th and Kings 27th, all coming third, fourth, and sixth in the UK respectively.

With the exception of St Andrews, all UK Universities making the top global 100 were Russell Groups, however several members still didn’t make the cut, including Leeds, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Scraping the barrel of the Russell Group were Queens University Belfast who came in at 30th in the country and 200th globally.

Taking up the backend were Westminster, UWE, and Sheffield Hallam, who came 75th, 74th, and 73rd in the UK respectively, and between 601 and 800th place globally.

Universities were ranked by 13 separate performance indicators: research, business interaction and teaching environment to name just a few.