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UK universities maintain strong presence in 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings

03rd Sep 2020

The number of UK universities featuring in the global top 200 has increased to 29 following the publication of the Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021.

The University was Oxford was named the best university in the world for the fifth year in a row, whilst Imperial College LondonUniversity College LondonLondon School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Edinburgh all ranked in the top 30.

Notable rises in the table from other UK institutions include the University of Manchester (51st from 55th), University of Birmingham (107th from 112th) and Queen's University Belfast, who made a return to the top 200. The Times Higher Education World Rankings rate 1,500 universities from more than 90 countries in five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

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Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021 - UK Rankings

1. University of Oxford
6. University of Cambridge
11. Imperial College London
16. University College London
27. London School of Economics and Political Science
30. University of Edinburgh
35. King’s College London
51. University of Manchester
77. University of Warwick
91. University of Bristol
92. University of Glasgow
107. University of Birmingham
110. Queen Mary, University of London
121. University of Sheffield
127. University of Southampton
133. University of York
136. Lancaster University
149. Durham University
158. University of Nottingham
160. University of Leeds
160. University of Sussex
163. University of Liverpool
170. University of Leicester
174. University of Exeter
178. University of Aberdeen
178. Newcastle University
191. Cardiff University
200. University of East Anglia
200. Queen’s University Belfast

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