The Russell Group is formed by twenty largest research intensive universities in the United Kingdom. They are ranked among the very best universities in the nation, and achieved top ratings in international league tables such as THES, ARWU, Newsweek, etc.

World Ranking Achievements for some of the Russell Group Universities:

University of Bristol
- rated among Top 70 Universities in the world by THES (Times Higher Education Supplement) and Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2008.

University of Sheffield
- ranked 13th in the UK, 26th in Europe and 76th in the world by the THES 2008.
- ranked 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and 70th in the world by Newsweek ranking of Global Top 100 Universities 2006.

Oxford University
- rated 4th in the world by THES 2008, 10th globally by Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007.

Newcastle University
- rated 162nd in the world by THES Ranking of World Top 200 Universities 2008.

Manchester University
- placed 29th in the world, 5th by employer reviews in the THES-QS World Rankings. Ranked 40th in the world, 6th in Europe and 5th in UK by the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Top 500 Universities.

University College London
- UCL is one of the Top 10 universities in the world, placed 9th in 2007 and 7th in 2008 in the THES-QS World University Rankings.

University of Liverpool
- Liverpool moved up nearly 40 places in the THES-QS World University Ranking in 2007, ranked 101st globally, making it as one of the best Britain University.

National Ranking Achievements for The Russell Group:
According to the Times Good University Guide 2010, the top of the table is dominated by Russell Group research-intensive universities, which take 7 of the top 10 places (see below).

The Top 10 UK universities by Times 2010:
1 Oxford
2 Cambridge
3 Imperial College
4 St Andrews
5 University College London
6 Warwick
7 London School of Economics
8 Durham
9 Exeter
10 Bristol

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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