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Thursday, October 15, 2015

THE ‘Table of Tables’ 2016: University of Cambridge top for fifth year running by Chris Havergal

"The combined results of the three main UK university league tables also include a post-92 institution for the first time." inform Chris Havergal, reporter whose brief includes Scotland, Wales and devolved government, the internationalisation of higher education, university administration and business schools. 

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge has topped the Times Higher Education “Table of Tables” for a fifth consecutive year.

The top three in the table, which is based on the combined results of the UK’s three main domestic university rankings, is completed by the universities of Oxford and St Andrews, which are also unmoved compared with last year.

Imperial College London remains in fourth place, but the London School of Economics, which shared this position last year, has dropped to eighth.

There is more volatility in the rest of the top 10, with Durham University climbing one place to fifth, and the University of Warwick rising two places to sixth.

The University of Surrey is up two places also, to seventh, while the University of Exeter stays put at number nine. The University of Bath, which was seventh last year, falls to 10th.

Cambridge secured maximum points this year after topping The Complete University Guide, the rankings published by The Guardian, and the combined Times and Sunday TimesGood University Guide.

The 2016 table shows that the University of Sussex has had an impressive recovery in the eyes of national newspapers, re-entering in 19th position after last appearing in the top 30 in 2012.

Coventry University is a new entry this year and is the first post-92 institution to appear in the table, securing 23rd place on the back of a strong performance in The Guardian’s ranking.

King’s College London is another returning institution, scraping into 29th place after missing the 2015 table.
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Source: Times Higher Education

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