Record six UK universities are ranked in the top 20 throughout the world

The results of research has shown that there are four UK institutions in the top ten with Cambridge, University College London (UCL), Imperial College London and Oxford included in the elite group. Edinburgh and Kings College London are in the top twenty. However, the research also showed that more UK universities are slipping down the world university league table than improving their position. In addition, when it comes to research only Cambridge remains in the global top 30 for citations with just UCL, Oxford and Imperial joining it in the top 50.

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