UK’s 34 universities are in the list of the world’s top most 200 institutions, ranked by Times Higher Education.
Oxford has climbed to the second place, while two other institutes who have made in the top 10 list are Cambridge and Imperial College London, with 4th and 8th place respectively.
California Institute of Technology, USA has kept the top spot for the consecutive fifth year. Europe has recorded more number of universities in the top 200 of the world, with the number of 105, when compared to last year’s 87.
The universities are ranked based on the measures of teaching, its international outlook and research. Many of the universities of the UK have moved in the table up this year. However, five universities have slipped to table’s low positions. The universities are Manchester, York, Royal Holloway, Leeds and London, when compared to only 29 universities who could make it to the top 200.
The US remains the world as it top the list of rankings but this year its dominance have been battered. Six universities among its top 10 which have came down from seven previous year and 39 of its 100 came down from 45 previous year.
The mixed picture has been seen for Asian countries as South Korea and Japan falling down this year while China remains steady.
Europe has catched up the dominance of universities of Anglo American, with Zurich’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology became the first institute in a decade from outside the UK and the US to make it to the top 10.
Other European countries like Germany has its 20 universities in the list of top 200 and Netherland with 12, France has 5, while Italy and Spain have 3 each.
In this year’s ranking, UK’s performance is outstanding, showing off with overall 78 institutes, with 34 of them are sitting in the top 200 list. According to the Times Higher Education editor, Phil Baty.
The UK has continuously made cuts in the funds for higher education, despite their success, but with the slash in the budget and the measures of immigration being taken that is affecting the students will obstruct its performance.