Movers and shak­ers: Univer­sity of Cam­bridge tops THE’s ‘Ta­ble of Ta­bles’

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The Univer­sity of Glas­gow is the big­gest riser in this year’s Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion “Ta­ble of Ta­bles”.

The in­sti­tu­tion is 21st in the lat­est ta­ble, which is based on the com­bined re­sults of the UK’s three main do­mes­tic univer­sity rank­ings, up from 30th last year.

It over­takes its Scot­tish neigh­bour, the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh, which drops two places to joint 24th, and King’s Col­lege Lon­don, which falls three places to 28th.

Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don and the Univer­sity of Bris­tol have also made strong gains, each ris­ing four places to joint sev­enth and 19th, re­spec­tively.

The top six places are un­changed from last year. The Univer­sity of Cam­bridge takes first po­si­tion for the sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year, with the in­sti­tu­tion claim­ing maximum points after top­ping the lat­est edi­tions of The Com­plete Univer­sity Guide, the rank­ings pub­lished by The Guardian, and the com­bined

Times and Sun­day Times’ Good Univer­sity Guide.

The Univer­sity of Ox­ford and the Univer­sity of St An­drews hold on to sec­ond and third place, re­spec­tively, while Durham Univer­sity and Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don are still both in joint fourth, and Lough­bor­ough re­mains in sixth place for the sec­ond year in a row.

The rest of the top 10 is filled by Lan­caster Univer­sity at joint sev­enth, up two places on last year; the Univer­sity of War­wick at ninth, down one place; and the Univer­sity of Bath at 10th, up two places.

The Univer­sity of Kent is the big­gest faller, drop­ping five places to 26th, while the Lon­don School of Eco­nomics and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence and the Univer­sity of Sur­rey each dropped four places to 11th and 14th, re­spec­tively.

There are three new en­trants in the ta­ble this year: the Univer­sity of Manchester re-en­ters the list, where it last ap­peared in 2013, at 23rd place; the Univer­sity of Dundee is now at joint 24th; and the Univer­sity

for the Cre­ative Arts joins at joint 29th place.

Mean­while, the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton falls out of the ta­ble, while City, Univer­sity of Lon­don and Falmouth Univer­sity, both new en­trants last year, fail to re­main in the rank­ing for a sec­ond year.

The Univer­sity of Es­sex and He­riot-Watt Univer­sity just missed out on en­ter­ing the ta­ble.

Each year since 2008, THE has com­piled a “Ta­ble of Ta­bles” to of­fer a snapshot of how uni­ver­si­ties are viewed by national news­pa­pers. It is cal­cu­lated by giv­ing the 30 topranked in­sti­tu­tions in league ta­bles com­piled by The Good Univer­sity Guide (pub­lished by The Times and The Sun­day Times), The Guardian and The Com­plete Univer­sity Guide points cor­re­spond­ing to their po­si­tion (30 for first place, 29 for sec­ond, and so on). The to­tal scores de­ter­mined the po­si­tions. We make no claims for sta­tis­ti­cal rigour and ac­knowl­edge the method­olog­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions.

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