The University of Oxford is best of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with Cambridge University second, up from fourth place a year ago.
A key factor in the rankings is wage and the two colleges saw this ascent in the previous year, halfway as European Union research gifts.
Be that as it may, this salary could fall with Brexit, cautioned rankings executive Phil Baty.
Times Higher Education, which aggregates the rankings, said that edges were amazingly tight at the best, with all the best positioned foundations exceeding expectations against measures in instructing, look into, references, global viewpoint and pay.
In any case, Oxford and Cambridge saw huge increments in their aggregate institutional salary – up 24% and 11% separately while their closest opponents, the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University saw falls in wage.
The analysts additionally call attention to that about a fourth of Cambridge’s exploration wage, and a fifth of Oxford’s, come as EU gifts – a factor which they say underlines the hazard Brexit could stance to the worldwide execution of the UK’s driving colleges.
The highest point of the worldwide positioning of 1,000 colleges in 77 nations is overwhelmed by US organizations.
Other UK colleges in the main 50 are Imperial College London in eighth place; University College London, sixteenth; London School of Economics and Political Science, 25th; University of Edinburgh, 27th; and King’s College London, 36th.
Times Higher: Top 20 Global Universities
- 1: Oxford University
- 2: Cambridge University
- 3: California Institute of Technology
- 3: Stanford University
- 5: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- 6: Harvard University
- 7: Princeton University
- 8: Imperial College London
- 9: University of Chicago
- 10: ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
- 10: University of Pennsylvania
The scientists say the discoveries indicate “a broadening bay between the UK’s super tip top organizations and different colleges”, with simply finished portion of the UK’s best 200 establishments, dropping down the positioning.
Mr Baty stated: “The UK advanced education framework is confronting extraordinary political weight, with inquiries over the incentive for cash gave by £9,250 educational cost expenses in England, our proceeded with engaging quality to global understudies, the stream of research subsidizing and scholastic ability post-Brexit, and even levels of bad habit chancellors’ compensation.
“However, one thing this new information makes completely clear is that the UK has huge numbers of the absolute best colleges on the planet and it has one of the world’s most grounded advanced education frameworks.
“The information indicates UK colleges are reliably delivering noteworthy new research which is driving development, they are drawing in global understudies and scholastic ability and are giving a world-class instructing condition.
“They are a colossal national resource, and one that the nation can sick bear to undermine when its put in the worldwide request is under exceptional examination.”