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    NB. The latest QS rankings thread is for Subjects here:
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    QS released their 2018 rankings. The top 3 remain the same, and the UK still has 4 in the Top 10. Cambridge (now 5th) has swapped places with Caltech.

    But overall UK universities haven't faired so well with 51 fallers out of 76 in the ranking.

    Top 10 Universities
    1. MIT
    2. Stanford
    3. Harvard
    4. Caltech (+1 place from last year)
    5. Cambridge (-1)
    6. Oxford
    7. UCL
    8. Imperial (+1)
    9. Chicago (+1)
    10. ETH Zurich (-2)

    Selected others
    23= Edinburgh (+4)
    23= KCL (-2)
    34. Manchester (-5)
    35. LSE (-2)
    44. Bristol (-3)
    57. Warwick (-6)
    65. Glasgow (-2)
    78= Durham (-4)
    82= Sheffield (+2)
    84= Nottingham (-9)
    84= Birmingham (-2)
    92. St Andrews (-22)

    St Andrews is the biggest UK faller in the Top 100 since last year.

    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2018
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    I’m so happy for Edinburgh 🙌🏽
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    Why is LSE so low, out of curiosity? Is it because they only specialise in politics/economics?
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    the only rankigns thar matter is that for ib

    oxbridge / lse > rest
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    VC sent out an email a few hours ago about this. Doonesbury is getting slow.

    Not sure why the VC Is telling people about QS rankings, given we've already been duped into studying at the uni. Note, he made no mention of the uni losing a few places in the overall ranking.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    VC sent out an email a few hours ago about this. Doonesbury is getting slow.
    :poke: :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Thomazo)
    Why is LSE so low, out of curiosity? Is it because they only specialise in politics/economics?
    40% of the score comes from "academic reputation" where LSE's is weirdly low (90% compared to 95%+ for UCL and Imperial and 92% for Kings), and it has a very low student:faculty ratio (which you would expect in a uni that specializes in non science subjects). I'd say maybe as a smaller uni that doesn't specialize in science, the weightings are a little biased against them?

    Or maybe internationally no-one really rates LSE, who knows?
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    Warwick has fallen in nearly everything even it's strongest math/economics

    Here I was thinking it would cement itself a bit more in a stronger area
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    QS has just released their 2018 rankings. The top 3 remain the same, and the UK still has 4 in the Top 10. Cambridge (now 5th) has swapped places with Caltech.

    But overall UK universities haven't faired so well with 51 fallers out of 76 in the ranking.

    Top 10 Universities
    1. MIT
    2. Stanford
    3. Harvard
    4. Caltech (+1 place from last year)
    5. Cambridge (-1)
    6. Oxford
    7. UCL
    8. Imperial (+1)
    9. Chicago (+1)
    10. ETH Zurich (-2)

    Selected others
    23= Edinburgh (+4)
    23= KCL (-2)
    34. Manchester (-5)
    35. LSE (-2)
    44. Bristol (-3)
    57. Warwick (-6)
    65. Glasgow (-2)
    78= Durham (-4)
    82= Sheffield (+2)
    84= Nottingham (-9)
    84= Birmingham (-2)
    92. St Andrews (-22)

    St Andrews is the biggest UK faller in the Top 100 since last year.

    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2018
    what's the point of re-posting this...? QS announced their 2018 rankings on the 8th June 2017.
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    (Original post by FinnToScotland)
    I’m so happy for Edinburgh 🙌🏽
    Edinburgh's fallen down 7 places in Computer Science - one of it's strongest/flagship Schools (especially for AI).

    It still holds a respectable rank though.

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    Then again, all of this is pretty much irrelevant and doesn't impact me as an undergraduate.
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    (Original post by Capricancer)
    what's the point of re-posting this...? QS announced their 2018 rankings on the 8th June 2017.
    It's so important we've done it twice...

    (well spotted!)
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    QS has just released their 2018 rankings. The top 3 remain the same, and the UK still has 4 in the Top 10. Cambridge (now 5th) has swapped places with Caltech.

    But overall UK universities haven't faired so well with 51 fallers out of 76 in the ranking.

    Top 10 Universities
    1. MIT
    2. Stanford
    3. Harvard
    4. Caltech (+1 place from last year)
    5. Cambridge (-1)
    6. Oxford
    7. UCL
    8. Imperial (+1)
    9. Chicago (+1)
    10. ETH Zurich (-2)

    Selected others
    23= Edinburgh (+4)
    23= KCL (-2)
    34. Manchester (-5)
    35. LSE (-2)
    44. Bristol (-3)
    57. Warwick (-6)
    65. Glasgow (-2)
    78= Durham (-4)
    82= Sheffield (+2)
    84= Nottingham (-9)
    84= Birmingham (-2)
    92. St Andrews (-22)

    St Andrews is the biggest UK faller in the Top 100 since last year.

    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2018
    Quite a stretch to picture Cambridge as below Caltech.
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    the only rankigns thar matter is that for ib

    oxbridge / lse > rest
    Pretty sure UCL and Imperial grads basically have identical success rates
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    Also, isn't this old?
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    Also, isn't this old?
    The QS World Rankings is old, but they only released the Subject rankings today.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Quite a stretch to picture Cambridge as below Caltech.
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    Excuse my ignorance, but why does KCL rank so high internationally but so low in our own national rankings?
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    (Original post by Wikia)
    Excuse my ignorance, but why does KCL rank so high internationally but so low in our own national rankings?
    International academics seem to rate it- more so than they rate LSE (for example). I wonder if it's the name? Or maybe some of them are confusing it with King's College, Cambridge?
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    Manchester down. Anyone want to give Wired a tissue?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    QS has just released their 2018 rankings. The top 3 remain the same, and the UK still has 4 in the Top 10. Cambridge (now 5th) has swapped places with Caltech.

    But overall UK universities haven't faired so well with 51 fallers out of 76 in the ranking.

    Top 10 Universities
    1. MIT
    2. Stanford
    3. Harvard
    4. Caltech (+1 place from last year)
    5. Cambridge (-1)
    6. Oxford
    7. UCL
    8. Imperial (+1)
    9. Chicago (+1)
    10. ETH Zurich (-2)

    Selected others
    23= Edinburgh (+4)
    23= KCL (-2)
    34. Manchester (-5)
    35. LSE (-2)
    44. Bristol (-3)
    57. Warwick (-6)
    65. Glasgow (-2)
    78= Durham (-4)
    82= Sheffield (+2)
    84= Nottingham (-9)
    84= Birmingham (-2)
    92. St Andrews (-22)

    St Andrews is the biggest UK faller in the Top 100 since last year.

    https://www.topuniversities.com/univ...-rankings/2018
    In my country the best university is ranked 190, and most of them are 400-500 en even 1000.
 
 
 
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