2011 University Rankings published by The Times
Not huge changes here with the exception of the remarkable jump by Lancaster, up from outside the top 20 to a top 10 slot. Not entirely clear from the data why this should be.
1 Oxford (1)
2 Cambridge (2)
3 Imperial College (3)
4 St Andrews (4)
5 London School of Economics (7)
6 Durham (8)
7 University College London (5)
8 Warwick (6)
9 York (11)
10 Lancaster (23)
11 Edinburgh (14)
12 Exeter (9)
13 Bath (13)
14 Bristol (10)
15 Leicester (15=)
=16 Loughborough (17)
=16 King’s College London (12)
18 Sheffield (18)
19 Southampton (15=)
20 Nottingham (20)
Make up of the top 20 though is pretty similar to last week’s table in The Independent with one notable exception: there is no place in The Times for the University of Buckingham.
In the subject tables, Oxbridge is, as usual, dominant but there is more to say here:
But excellence in specific subjects is not confined to these old universities. Campus universities created in the 1960s are well represented. Indeed, Warwick and Loughborough lead more tables (three each) than any university outside Oxbridge. Loughborough is ahead of the field in its speciality of sports science, as well as in building and librarianship.Warwick is top for American studies, communication and media studies and drama, dance and cinematics. Nottingham is the only other university to top more than one table, sharing the lead in agriculture with Reading and also heading the ranking for pharmacy.
Full details and subject league tables are available via The Times Good University Guide. Unfortunately, in order to get to them you have to sign up to the new Times website.
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Lancaster also moved into the top ten ranking in the Independent University League Table 2011, from 12th to 8th in the UK.
Some other facts about Lancasters progress
Lancaster rated top university in the Northwest by Times, Sunday Times, and Independent and top in the north by the Guardian
Lancaster breaks into Times top 10 for the first time, ranks 8th in the Independent’s Complete University Guide and 6th in the Guardian League table – a rise of ten places.
The 2010 Financial Times Global MBA ranking places the Lancaster MBA 24th in the world, 10th in Europe and 4th in the UK.
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