Oxford beats Cambridge in QS rankings

In recently published QS rankings for 2019, Oxford University has come first in five subject areas including English Language & Literature, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geography, as well as the broad subject area of Arts and Humanities. This is the highest number of subject firsts in the UK and globally below only Harvard […]

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Oxford drops to fifth in world reputation rankings

Oxford University has dropped to fifth in the latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Last year it finished joint fourth with Cambridge, which has retained its placing, making it the highest ranked UK institution. Oxford’s next-ranked British competitor was University College London, which came 18th. UK universities have been well represented, claiming nine out of […]

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London ranked best city for students

The QS University Rankings have ranked London the best city in the world for students, beating thirty other major global cities such as Montreal, Paris and New York. It is, however, unclear as to whether this will continue to be the case in upcoming years. The International Student Survey, based on 67,000 prospective applicants, warned […]

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Oxford has come first in the THE World Rankings, but we shouldn’t get carried away

My initial reaction to the news that Oxford had topped the Timed Higher Education World University Rankings was a thoroughly mature one. Punching the air and proudly texting my parents, “Look, I’m so clever”, and the subsequent embarrassed retraction, “But if I’m there, Oxford surely can’t be that great”, are clearly indicative of a great […]

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Oxford named the best UK university

Newly released university rankings have declared Oxford the best university in the UK and third globally. The annual QS World University Rankings listed Oxford as first in the world in modern languages, geography and English. The university placed third overall in the world, behind Harvard and MIT who ranked first in eleven and nine subjects […]

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