I have read several previous posts from River85 on TSR, and I get the impression he wants to promote Durham University to be one of the very top universities in the UK outside of Oxbridge. I would like to look at the evidence to see whether the data, such as there is, can back this up or not.
1) UK rankings:-
- Times/Sunday Times: 5th
- CUG: 5th
- Guardian: 4th
2) World rankings:-
- THES - 97th
- QS - =78th
- ARWU - 201-300
3) REF Ranking - 20th
4) REF ranking by research power - 18th/20th
5) TEF - Silver
6) Annual income 2016/17 - £361 million
Based on the above data, I have come to the conclusion that Durham University, overall, is not a high performing academic university in terms of teaching or research. At least not top 10 in the UK.
Hang on, have Edexcel's come out already?