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Take that, Oxbridge! London universities dominate the research top 10

by LLB Reporter
18th Dec 14 9:26 am

Oh, Universities of Oxford and Cambridge – you think you’re so clever, don’t you?

Well, London has some news for you.

The London School of Economics has just overtaken you both as having the highest proportion of world-leading research among all UK universities, according to the Research Excellence Framework.

And while Oxford makes second place and Cambridge third in the research stakes, Imperial College London is snapping at Oxbridge’s heel in fourth place, University College London in fifth and King’s College London in sixth in the UK.

Meaning four in the top 10 UK universities for world-leading research are London unis.

Here’s the top 10 – it’s based on the proportion of research graded 4*. You can read more about the ranking on the BBC or view the full ranking here on the Guardian.

Highest proportion of world-leading research

  1. London School of Economics: 49.9%
  2. Oxford: 48.1%
  3. Cambridge: 46.8%
  4. Imperial College London: 46.4%
  5. University College London: 42.6%
  6. Cardiff: 40.5%
  7. King’s College London: 40.2%
  8. Edinburgh: 37.6%
  9. Warwick: 36.9%
  10. Bristol: 36%

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