Following are the leading universities in the region (East Midlands & West Midlands):

The University of Warwick

- The leading university in the West Midlands, placed 1st in the region and 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2010).

- No. 1 in the Midlands and 7th nationally (Sunday Times 2008).

- No. 1 for accounting and finance by the Times Good University Guide 2009.

The University of Nottingham

- 2nd in the East Midlands and 19th nationally (Complete University Guide 2010).

- 74th in the Newsweek ranking of top 100 global universities.

- Named the Times Higher Education "University of the Year" in 2006.

Loughborough University

- No. 1 in the East Midlands and 18th in the nation, ahead of Nottingham and Leicester (Complete University Guide 2010).

- Top in UK for overall satisfaction in six subject areas (National Student Survey 2008).

- Winner of the ‘Outstanding Support for Overseas Students’ award in 2007.

University of Leicester

- Rated top of all universities in the East Midlands (Times Good University Guide 2010).

- It is one of only 22 UK universities to feature in world’s top 200 list in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University League Table 2008.

- Top in East Midlands and 12th in UK, ahead of Loughborough (13th) and Bath (14th) (The Independent Good UniversityGuide 2009).

University of Birmingham

-3rd in the West Midlands (The Complete University Guide 2010).

- Ranked 75th globally in THE-QS World University Rankings 2008.

- The Research Fortnight's University Power Ranking puts the University of Birmingham as the West Midlands' top university and 12th in the UK.

Keele University

- A Top 4 University in the West Midlands (Complete University Guide 2010).

- Six subject areas are placed in the top 20 nationally in the Guardian University Guide 2010.

- 40th in the Sunday Times University Ranking 2008, moving up from 48th in 2007.

* Suggested Reading: Top 5 Universities in UK

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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