Cambridge slumps to third in QS World University Rankings

Someone write a letter, we demand a recount

Cambridge QS world rankings Student

Cambridge has dropped the proverbial ball in the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings 

Cambridge has gone from second to joint third place in the newly released 2015 QS World Rankings.

It was leapfrogged by an American upstart, Harvard University, which, in 2014, ranked just below Cambridge.

Don’t tell the freshers, it’s too embarrassing.

In better news, Cambridge topped the world in English Language and Literature.

The league table uses six ‘performance indicators’ to decide who is top dog. These consist of academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty, international students and citations per faculty.

Cambridge got full marks in the first three categories. But it only scored a measly 93.7% in citations per faculty, the area in which both MIT and Harvard have the strongest lead over us.

Four British universities came in the top ten this year, including Oxford, UCL and Imperial.

For other universities, they were happy just being on the list.

At least we maintain our comfortable lead of three places over the Other Place.