University fifth place

Oxford University has fallen by one place in the international rankings

Oxford University has fallen by one place in the international rankings

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Oxford University has slipped down the international rankings, according to research.

The Times Higher World Reputation Rankings put the university in fifth place, down one from last year.

There were 12 British universities in the top 100, while American institutions dominated the table, with 46 entries.

The top three were all from the USA. In first place was Harvard University, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

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10:07am Fri 7 Mar 14

Myron Blatz says...

Yes, never been the same since they stopped making ordinary folk touch their forelocks, and started letting just 'anyone' into the Colleges, doncha know? That, and turning the former polytechnic (where you could learn and qualify to be a brickie, electrician or plumber) up Headington into yet another 'red brickie' university. Another reason why Oxford may have slipped down the 'education factory' league tables is that it's no longer that (relatively) small, elitist 'seat of learning' it once was. Now, instead of being the 'rolls royce' it is more your 'bmw' or 'audi' though at least more people are now hetting a good education - and for foreign students, a nice and expensive eduction!
Yes, never been the same since they stopped making ordinary folk touch their forelocks, and started letting just 'anyone' into the Colleges, doncha know? That, and turning the former polytechnic (where you could learn and qualify to be a brickie, electrician or plumber) up Headington into yet another 'red brickie' university. Another reason why Oxford may have slipped down the 'education factory' league tables is that it's no longer that (relatively) small, elitist 'seat of learning' it once was. Now, instead of being the 'rolls royce' it is more your 'bmw' or 'audi' though at least more people are now hetting a good education - and for foreign students, a nice and expensive eduction! Myron Blatz
  • Score: -5

6:20pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Isawyoucoming says...

Going down hill just like the city itself.
Going down hill just like the city itself. Isawyoucoming
  • Score: 1

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