Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Cambridge Tops 'Table of Tables' for Fourth Year

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

Cambridge Tops 'Table of Tables' for Fourth Year

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The combined results of this year's three main UK university league tables are in. Chris Parr reports

The University of Cambridge tops the seventh annual Times Higher Education "Table of Tables", maintaining its position for a fourth consecutive year.

The top three, which is based on the combined results of the UK's three main domestic university league tables, is completed by the universities of Oxford and St Andrews, while the London School of Economics and Imperial College London are tied for fourth place.

Imperial replaces Durham University in the top five as the North East institution slips to sixth position, while the universities of Bath and Warwick are both up one place to seventh and eighth respectively.

The University of Exeter, the University of Surrey and University College London claim joint ninth place, with Exeter climbing one place, Surrey jumping up two spots and UCL dipping two places.

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

Cardiff University and the University of Leeds re-entered the table this year in 26th and joint 21st position respectively, after failing to make the top 30 last year.

The biggest climber within the top 30 was the University of East Anglia, which moved up by four places from 18th to 14th. UEA has now climbed an impressive 11 places in the past two years.

Also making significant gains this year are the University of Kent, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Nottingham, the University of Southampton and Loughborough University, all of which move up three places. …

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