Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Best British and Irish Universities in Academic Reputation and Research Performance



There are 52 British and 5 Irish universities amongst the top 400 world universities in the THE (Times Higher Eucation) World Universities Rankings 2011-2012 (source).

* indicates a university not in the ARWU list (below).


WORLD RANKOrdered by this column, descendingINSTITUTIONCOUNTRY / REGIONOVERALL SCORE
4University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
6University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
8Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
17University College LondonUnited Kingdom
36University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
47London School of Economics and Political ScienceUnited Kingdom
48University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
56King's College LondonUnited Kingdom
66University of BristolUnited Kingdom
83Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom
85University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom
99University of SussexUnited Kingdom
101University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
102University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
107Royal Holloway, University of London *United Kingdom
117Trinity College DublinRepublic of Ireland
121University of YorkUnited Kingdom
127Queen Mary, University of LondonUnited Kingdom
127University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
131Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom
133University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
140University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
145University of East AngliaUnited Kingdom
146Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
148University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
149Birkbeck, University of London *United Kingdom
151University of AberdeenUnited Kingdom
156University of ExeterUnited Kingdom
157University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
159University College DublinRepublic of Ireland
164University of ReadingUnited Kingdom
176University of DundeeUnited Kingdom
181University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
197University of LeicesterUnited Kingdom
201-225Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
201-225University of EssexUnited Kingdom
251-275Bangor University *United Kingdom
251-275University of BathUnited Kingdom
251-275Brunel University *United Kingdom
251-275Queen's University BelfastUnited Kingdom
276-300Aberystwyth University *United Kingdom
301-350University College CorkRepublic of Ireland
301-350University of Hertfordshire *United Kingdom
301-350University of Hull *United Kingdom
301-350Keele University *United Kingdom
301-350Plymouth University *United Kingdom
301-350University of Stirling *United Kingdom
301-350University of SurreyUnited Kingdom
351-400Aston University *United Kingdom
351-400Heriot-Watt University *United Kingdom
351-400University of Kent *United Kingdom
351-400Liverpool John Moores University * United Kingdom
351-400Loughborough University *United Kingdom
351-400National University of Ireland, Galway *Republic of Ireland
351-400National University of Ireland, Maynooth *Republic of Ireland
351-400University of Strathclyde *United Kingdom
351-400Swansea UniversityUnited Kingdom





Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2012 (here) focuses exclusively on the universities' research strength, and publishes the top 500 universities by research strength in the world. Amongst these 500, 38 are in the UK, and 3 are in Ireland.

* indicates a university not in the THE list (above).


UK


Country RankInstitutionWorld Rank
1
5
2
10
3
21
4
24
5
40
6
51
7
68
8
70
9
86
10-14
101-150
10-14
101-150
10-14
101-150
10-14
101-150
10-14
101-150
15-19
151-200
15-19
151-200
15-19
151-200
15-19
151-200
15-19
151-200
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
20-30
201-300
31-33
301-400
31-33
301-400
31-33
301-400
34-38
401-500
34-38
401-500
34-38
401-500
34-38
401-500
34-38
401-500
* Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.


Ireland 

Country RankInstitutionWorld Rank
1
201-300
2-3
301-400
2-3
301-400
* Institutions within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.


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Related:

* Best American and Canadian Universities in Academic Reputation and Research Performance (here)


Best Australian and New Zealand Universities in Academic Reputation and Research Performance (here)

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