The Times has published the rankings of top UK institutions (a total of 114 institutions are ranked). The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, commonly known as Oxbridge, are again the Top 2 universities in the nation. In the subject league tables, Cambridge is ranked Number One in 35 subjects, while Oxford leads in nine subjects.

The Top 10 universities remained largely unchanged, with the exception that York drops out of top 10 list this year. Exeter is now a Top 10 UK university - improving its position to 9th nationally.

Sheffield made it to Top 20 this year, moving up four places from 22nd. It is the biggest winner in the subject league table, with 27 subject areas appeared in the top ten list.

Some of the biggest climbers this year:
- Edinburgh (from 18th to 14th)
- Cumbria (from 99th to 83th)
- Hertfordshire (from 79th to 66th)
- Bedfordshire (from 89th to 71st)
- Lincoln (from 103rd to 86th)
- Teesside (from 88th to 81st)
- Northumbria (from 73rd to 64th)
- UWIC Cardiff (from 85th to 76th)

Following is the list of Top 30 UK institutions:
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
11 York
12 King’s College London
13 Bath
14 Edinburgh
15 Leicester
15 Southampton
17 Loughborough
18 Sheffield
19 Glasgow
20 Nottingham
21 Newcastle
22 Birmingham
23 Lancaster
24 Manchester
25 Aston
26 Cardiff
27 Leeds
28 Liverpool
28 East Anglia
30 Royal Holloway

Source: Times Online

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