Bristol ranked 9th best uni in the UK
76th best in the world too
The new Times Higher Education rankings are out- and Bristol have barely moved at all.
Despite a slight slip in world rankings from 71st to 76th, there was delight that in a difficult year for the higher education sector, the university finished ahead of rivals such as St Andrew's, Bath, Leeds and Nottingham as it retained its place as the ninth best university in Britain.
Sandwiched between Seoul and Pennsylvania State, Bristol scored highly for "citations" and "international outlook" whilst doing poorly in the "industry income" category.
Universities were scored on a "balanced range of 13 separate performance metrics, covering the full range of a university’s core activities: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. "
This year marks the first time Oxford and Cambridge have taken the top two spots in the cleague table’s 13-year history, beating out competition from Asian Tigers and Ivy League institutes.
Phil Baty, editorial director of the global rankings, commented to Mail Online that whilst UK higher education is facing "intense political pressure" the data shows the nation has "many of the very best universities in the world".
The University of the West of England meanwhile came joint second bottom in the UK rankings whilst finishing in the 601–800 category of best unis worldwide.