Cambridge tops Time’s ranking seventh year running

Beatrice McCartney 12 October 2017

Cambridge has ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s “Table of Tables” for the seventh year running, beating rivals Oxford and St Andrews, who maintained their positions from the previous year and placed second and third respectively. Imperial and Durham followed in joint fourth place.

THE bases its Table of Tables on the rankings from three league tables produced by national newspapers: The Complete University Guide, The Good University Guide and The Guardian’s University guide. The top 30 institutions in these league tables are given points corresponding to their place, with their total scores determining their position in the Table of Tables. Cambridge ranked first on all three of the tables, earning maximum points and allowing it to top the Table of Tables.

The University of Glasgow saw the biggest rise in places, moving up from 30th to 21st this year, overtaking Edinburgh, which landed in 24th place alongside King’s College London. The University of Kent faced the largest drop in places, falling five places to 26th.