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Tech shines as Britain excels in university world rankings

UK universities have achieved their best ever performance in new university world rankings, with a record six British universities making the global top 20.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology finished top for the third year in a row but Cambridge and Imperial were tied for second and Oxford and UCL also made the top ten of the QS rankings.

The QS World University Rankings are widely recognised as the definitive index

London in particular fared extremely well in the rankings. It had five universities in the top 100, more than any other city in the world. 19 British universities made the top 100.

Imperial innovation thrives…

There was a particular focus on tech in this year’s rankings which QS head of research Ben Sowter believes is because tech is increasingly synonymous with innovation....