Warwick is the ninth-best university in the UK, according to new rankings
We beat Bristol!!!
The University of Warwick has been named the ninth best university in the country, according to Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.
The new ranking places Warwick above the University of Bristol, which is ranked 10th in the UK and 87th worldwide, and below the University of Manchester, which is ranked at the eighth best University in the UK and 55th globally.
Warwick rose one place from last year, where it was ranked 10th best University in the UK. The university also placed in the top 100 Universities in the world, coming in 77th, another increase from the previous year’s ranking of 79th.
The ranking, which is now in its 16th year, includes over 1,300 universities from up to 92 different countries, making it the largest analysis of higher education institutions to date.
The World University Rankings determined the position of these 1,300 Universities by investigating multiple factors of each institution, including the international outlook of staff, students and their subsequent research as well as drawing on Times Higher Education's database of University performance metrics.
The three highest ranked Universities in the UK, according to World University Rankings are: The University of Oxford (which placed first in the UK and globally for the fourth time in as many years), the University of Cambridge, which comes third globally, and Imperial College London, which is ranked as the 10th best University in the world as of 2020.
The 2020 edition of the World University Rankings shows the UK continues to dominate continental European nations: Playing host to the largest European contingent and the third highest overall.
Not only does the UK currently have 100 institutions ranked, but 28 of these Universities appear in the top 200 ranked Universities in the world.
British Universities tended to score highly when it came to international outlook, teaching and research environments. However, they demonstrated some weakness regarding the relationship between the UK's elite institutions and industry.
This edition of the World University Rankings also recorded a subsequent decline from 29 institutions in the top 200 ranked Universities from the previous year.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer of Times Higher Education said: “In recent years, strong competition from Asian institutions has begun to squeeze the UK out of traditional top spots.
"Last year, the UK was displaced as the second most represented country by Japan and the Asian nation further extends its lead this year."
Baty said Britain’s departure from the EU might impact the ability of British universities to attract “the most talented academics and students from across the world.”