. British universities risk being relegated into the “global lower leagues” following a decline in the standing of some of the country’s leading research institutions, according to education experts.
New international rankings show that UK universities have lost ground on those in the United States and emerging Asian economies.
The table, based on the academic reputation of universities across the world, places Oxford and Cambridge in the top 10.
Five other universities, Imperial College London, University College London, the London School of Economics, Edinburgh and Manchester, are in the top 50.
But the table, published by Times Higher Education magazine, shows that other big names have lost ground, with greater polarisation between a small band of elite British institutions and the rest.
Three UK universities have dropped out of the top 100 since 2011, it emerged. Read more...