THE World University Rankings 2018

05 September 2017

Commenting on the latest THE World University Rankings, Acting Director of the Russell Group Dr Tim Bradshaw said:

 

"These results serve as a timely reminder that higher education remains one of the UK's biggest success stories and one of our most valuable export industries.

 

"While we would caution against using league tables in isolation to reach conclusions about the quality of any one institution or degree course, these new rankings paint a clear overall picture.

 

"Russell Group universities, in particular, are holding their position near or at the top of the rankings despite increasing competition from other established and emerging nations. This is evidence that they retain an enviable global reputation for providing outstanding teaching and genuinely world-class research.

 

"Our leading universities will have a crucial role to play in enabling the UK to thrive and prosper in a post-Brexit world. They are one of the most important drivers of inward investment and local, regional and national growth through the flow of talent and ideas.

 

"To maximise their impact and contribution in the years ahead, they must be at the heart of the new industrial strategy and supported by a funding system that is sustainable over the long-term."

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