The newest global university rankings have been issued, with no African university making the top 200 but many UK universities emerged in the prestigious register.
The annual QS world university rankings table locations six British universities in the top 20 and 15 in the top 200, though Cambridge has fell from second to third as the largest graded UK organisation.
The list was topped by two American schools, MIT pipping Harvard to assertion the peak location for the second year running. Four other US organisations are in the peak 10 and this American domination continues all through the register, with over 50 US colleges seeming in the peak 200.
although, UK universities are a clear second, with Cambridge, UCL, Imperial and Oxford all placed in the top 10 in the world.
The register represents the top 4 per cent of worldwide higher education institutions, and takes into account Academic status, student-staff ratio, research, employer reputation and the number of international students.