Southampton drops in Times University Rankings

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The University of Southampton has dropped, for the second year in a row, in the Times Higher Education Rankings.

This places the University at joint 130th (with Queen Mary, University of London) in the world, a drop from 127th in 2011-2012, and from 90th in 2010-2011.

The Uni has also been overtaken in the rankings by Nottingham and Warwick, both of which rose by at least twenty places this year.

Rankings are compiled by looking at a University’s Teaching, International Outlook, Industry income, Research, and Citations that occur.

British University’s are dropping in the rankings system on the whole, with Oxford being the beacon at the top for the UK, coming in at 2nd.

The top ten positions are filled mostly by American universities, but UK institutions are represented in a certain show of strength. Oxford at 2nd, Cambridge at 7th, and Imperial College London at 8th all made it into the top ten. However, it must be noted that the general trend is for UK Universities to fall, while Asian universities continue to rise. 

America’s California Institute for technology topped the rankings for a second year, with Harvard – who for some time sat at the top – dropping to 4th.

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