UK universities have maintained their global dominance as Oxford University topped the world rankings for the fourth year operating.
However, the nation remains to be dealing with intense competitors from abroad establishments, the newest Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings present.
Overall, the UK has 28 establishments in the highest 200, down from 29 final year. But of those, nearly two-thirds (18 universities) have fallen by no less than one place.
The annual record charges greater than 1,300 universities in 92 nations on 5 areas: educating, analysis, citations, trade earnings and worldwide outlook.
While Oxford was named the best-performing university globally, Cambridge University takes third place on the record.
This is down one place on final year, when it was second.
Taking second spot this year was the California Institute of Technology, in the United States.
Rounding out the newest prime 5 are two different US establishments – Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
One different UK establishment makes the highest 10 – Imperial College London, which takes tenth place this year, in comparison with ninth final year.
Also making it into the highest 50 are: University College London (15th), the London School of Economics and Political Science (joint 27th), Edinburgh University (30th), and King’s College London (joint 36th).
Phil Baty, THE chief data officer, stated: “Historically the UK has punched nicely above its weight on the subject of larger schooling, being dwelling to a large variety of top-quality establishments.
“In current years nevertheless, more and more robust competitors from Asian establishments has begun to squeeze the UK out of its conventional prime spots.
“Last year, the UK was displaced because the second most-represented nation total by Japan and the Asian nation additional extends its lead this year.
“Meanwhile, the vast majority of UK universities in the highest 200 have declined – though the nation remains to be dwelling to the very best university in the world, the University of Oxford.”
He continued: “British universities have lengthy been capable of appeal to essentially the most proficient lecturers and college students from internationally, however there are indicators that that is turning into harder forward of Brexit.
“If the UK starts to withdraw from the international stage, its position in the upper echelons of the rankings will suffer.”
Louise Richardson, vice-chancellor of Oxford University, stated: “While UK universities face nice uncertainty round Brexit and funding, these outcomes reveal that we’re nicely ready to satisfy these challenges.
“Oxford’s success is in giant half attributable to our analysis collaborations with different wonderful universities around the globe and we stay decided each to deepen and to broaden these partnerships, no matter Brexit brings.”