Guardian University Guide 2018

Cambridge was ranked 1st in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2018, followed by Oxford in 2nd place and St Andrews in 3rd place.

The University of Bath has been named a top five UK university in the Guardian University Guide 2018. It has risen five places from tenth last year and is the highest ranked university in the south west.

The University of Dundee has continued its climb in the league tables. It was ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts. In addition, Dundee is in the top 10 in Fashion & Textiles (3rd UK), Medicine (4th), Social Work (4th), Business, Management & Marketing (5th), Law (6th) and Forensic Sciences (7th).

Heriot-Watt University was ranked 26th out of 121 in this year’s Guardian University League Tables. In subject areas the ranking placed Heriot-Watt first in Scotland in Accounting & Finance, Building and Town & Country Planning, Economics, and Chemical Engineering.

Bournemouth University has risen 18 places in the Guardian University Guide 2018, up to 61st in the league table rankings from 79th the previous year. Additionally, BU was shown to be fourth in the UK for the value that it adds to its degrees, one measure used to calculate a university's overall score.

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World University Rankings 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is ranked No. 1 in the world according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which are based on the expert opinion of more than 75,000 academics and 40,000 major employers around the world.

Cornell University is ranked No. 14 among the world’s universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, up two spots from last year’s ranking of No. 16. And it is up five rungs from its No. 19 ranking in 2015. Overall, Cornell earned a score of 90.7 out of a possible 100.

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as Australia's top university and among the top 20 universities (ranked 20th) in the world. The result places ANU among the top 0.1 percent of the 26,000 universities around the world.

La Trobe University is ranked 360th in the world, an improvement of 26 positions from the 2016 ranking of 386th. The rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally.

Heriot-Watt University has moved up 15 places in the QS World Rankings to 312th globally. The University is ranked particularly highly for international students and international faculty indicators and it is the third time the University has moved up the rankings in the last five years.