Published: 23 September 2016

Liverpool maintains top 1% position in THE world rankings

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The University has maintained its position in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide in the 2016 THE world rankings.

Liverpool has been ranked 158th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World ranking, one place down from last year’s position.

The result places Liverpool 21st in the Russell Group, ahead of Cardiff, Newcastle and Queen’s College Belfast.

A total of 91 UK institutions feature in the top 980 – 32 of which are in the top 200.

International outlook

Anita Wright, Director of Strategic Planning, said: “We are pleased to maintain our position in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide, with excellent teaching and world-class research. However, to achieve a top 100 position we recognise there are areas that we need to focus on, most notably in relation to the reputation surveys, and this will be a key area of focus over the coming months.

“Our improved performance in relation to international outlook is particularly pleasing and aligns to our vision in Strategy 2026.”

Core missions

The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London make up three of the top ten entries.

Oxford has become the first UK university to top the rankings in the 12 year history of the table, pushing the five-time leader the California Institute of Technology into second place.

The Global rankings use 13 separate performance indicators to examine a university’s strengths against all of its core missions – teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

For the full table and analysis visit the THE website: THE World University Rankings.

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