UK universities have made significant improvements in the QS World University Rankings Results 2010, with University of Cambridge rated first in the world, followed by Harvard and Yale. A total of 19 UK institutions are placed in the Global Top 100, compared with 18 in 2009 and 17 in 2008.

United Kingdom has 30 universities placed within the world's top 200 in 2010.

A number of UK universities have improved their positions in the 2010 league table:
  • King's College London moved up from 23rd to 21st in 2010.
  • University of Bristol moved up seven places to 27th globally.
  • University of Warwick moved up five places to 53rd this year.
  • University of Birmingham jumped up from 66th to top 60 (at 59th).
  • University of Sheffield up from 82nd to 69th internationally.
  • University of Nottingham made a big jump from 91st to 73rd.
  • University of Glasgow up two places to 77th.
  • University of Southampton moved up from 95th to 81st.
  • University of Leeds up from 99th to 85th.
  • Durham University successfully made it to global top 100 (ranked 92nd).
  • University of Aberdeen up from 129th to 117th.
  • University of Liverpool moved up 16 places to 121st.
  • Cardiff University moved up 13 places to 122nd.
  • Newcastle University up from 158th to 140th.
  • Queen Mary, University of London made it to top 150 (ranked 147th).
  • University of Sussex up ten places to 156th.
  • University of Leicester jumped up from 196th to 169th.
  • University of Reading up six places to 185th.
  • Queen's University of Belfast made it to top 200 this year (ranked 197th).
* Suggested Reading:

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UK Universities in Global Ranking 2009

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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