Two Mid­land uni­ver­si­ties among top 200 in world

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

TWO Mid­land uni­ver­si­ties are among the best in the world ac­cord­ing to a new league ta­ble.

The lat­est an­nual Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion (THE) World Univer­sity Rank­ings placed the Univer­sity of War­wick 91st and the Univer­sity of Birm­ing­ham 141st in the list.

How­ever, both of these had slipped since the last league ta­ble, with War­wick down nine and Birm­ing­ham down 11.

Ox­ford and Cam­bridge topped the list – the first time the two pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties have taken the top two spots in the 13-year his­tory of the rank­ings.

Out of 31 UK uni­ver­si­ties to make the top 200, 16 have seen a fall in their po­si­tion, com­pared to last year.

Phil Baty, editorial direc­tor of the THE global rank­ings, said UK higher ed­u­ca­tion is fac­ing “in­tense po­lit­i­cal pres­sure”, but that the data shows the na­tion has “many of the very best uni­ver­si­ties in the world”.

The rank­ings show Ox­ford in first place, fol­lowed by Cam­bridge and then the Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (Cal­tech), which drops one place to joint third with Stan­ford Univer­sity, also in the United States. Round­ing out the top five is an­other US in­sti­tu­tion, the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (MIT).

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