UK universities fall in the world rankings

Ten UK universities are in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2012-13. This should be compared with 12 for 2011-2012 and 14 in 2010-11.


Not including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London, several top UK universities have slipped down the rankings.

Universities I know well

Manchester this year is ranked 49.

Sussex fell from 99th to 110th loosing its top 100 status.

World top 20

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Oxford (joint 2nd)
  • Stanford (joint 2nd)
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Princeton
  • Cambridge
  • Imperial College
  • California, Berkeley
  • Chicago
  • Yale
  • ETH Zurich
  • California, Los Angeles
  • Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Johns Hopkins
  • UCL
  • Cornell
  • Northwestern
  • Michigan

Source: Times Higher Education


BBC News

Brian Cox awarded IOP president's medal

Prof. Brian Cox was awarded the IOP present’s medal for his services in promoting science to a general audience and inspiring the next generation of physicists. Prof. Cox, from the University of Manchester, received the award on the 3rd October at the IOP awards dinner in London.


Image by Paul Clarke

Brian Cox has also been made an honorary fellow of the British Science Association.


Interactions October 2012