Two Midland universities among top 200 in world
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).