Knocking down the prestigious California Institute of Technology, the Oxford University has emerged at the top as the world's best university according to the Time Higher Education World University Rankings.
This for the first any institution from the UK has taken the accolade. Oxford University has pushed down the famous Caltech, USA to second place. Caltech was named the world's best 5 times by the THE over the previous years.
Other institutions from the UK such as the Cambridge University and the Imperial College London also have joined Oxford in the top 10 for the 2016-17 rankings. Cambridge stands in the 4th position while Imperial College London is in the 8th position competing for the position in the top 10 with the elite institutes like Stanford, Harvard, Princeton and MIT of the USA.
Since the inception of the Brexit, the UK has been putting efforts to ensure very little damage is done to the academics, students, universities and to international students. The vote to leave the European Union could have damaged UK's reputation as one of the worlds leaders in higher education.
However, in the 2016-17 global ranking over 91 institutions of the UK have been placed in the top 1000. This represents about 5% of the world's higher educational institutions, where they were judged on areas such as teaching, research and industry income.
With 88 universities in the top 800, up from 78 last year, the UK is second only to the US for the number institutions in the world's best 800. Despite this, universities of the United Kingdom lagged behind on the industry income indicator.
USA being the first, UK is the world's second most popular destination for international students.
According to reports from the British Council about 493,570 enrolled for UK institutions in 2013-14 which about 80,000 higher from the past 5 years.
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