Oxford Tops World University Ranking List With Three UK Unis In Top 10
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Oxford Tops World University Ranking List With Three UK Unis In Top 10

Jasmyne Jeffery October 15, 2022

Times Higher Education has released its 2023 World Rankings and three UK universities have made the top 10, including the top spot.

Times Higher Education looks at all the universities in the world and ranks them. Now, we have the top 1,800 that meet their criteria. For the seventh year in a row, a UK university has topped the university ranking list.

What UK Universities topped the list?

For another year, the University of Oxford nabbed the top spot, with Harvard University in second once again. However, Cambridge University managed to move up two spots on the list to become joint third with Stanford.

Although most of the rest of the top 10 are American universities, another UK university managed to squeeze into the list. Imperial College London beat Columbia University to get the final spot in the top 10.

Plenty of other UK universities made the impressive achievement of still making the top 50. UCL came in at 22, the University of Edinburgh was at 29. Kings College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science even hit the mid-30s.

How do they measure the list?

THE use “13 carefully calibrated indicators” to measure each university’s performance. These indicators look at research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

After looking at 121 million citations in 15.5 million research papers and survey responses from 40,000 scholars globally, THE were able to compose their list.

The US became the most represented on the list, with 177 of their universities meeting all THE’s criteria. In fact, they have 58 in the top 200. However, China has made significant progress and has become the fourth most ranked with 11 in the top 200.

Most impressive was that five countries made the list for the first time, and they are all from Africa. Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Nambia and Mauritius were all able to get ranked.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.