Durham University ranked among world elite institutions

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DURHAM University has been ranked in a list of the world’s top universities.

The institution is among a handful of UK places of learning, coming in the 81 to 90 band.

The latest Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings has 12 UK universities listed this year, up from 10 last year and nine in 2013.

The “golden triangle” of Oxford, Cambridge and London has cemented its position among the “global elite” of universities.

New international rankings based on reputation show that Oxbridge rates higher than prestigious US universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford.

But while London and the South East are performing strongly, with the UK’s top five entries to the list in these areas, there are concerns that other parts of the country are losing ground.

Other UK universities in the top 100 include Imperial College London, which falls one place to 14th, University College London, which is up eight places to 17th, and the London School of Economics and Political Science which has moved from 24th to 22nd.

Soaring up the rankings are Edinburgh, which has moved from 46th place to 29th, and King’s College London, which has gone from 43rd to 31st.

Manchester takes the 50th position, and Warwick joins Durham as a new entrant in the 81-90 band, with Bristol and the London Business School appearing in the 91-100 band.

Here is the Times higher education world reputation rankings for 2015 top 100:

1. Harvard University, United States

2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

5. Stanford University, United States

6. University of California, Berkeley, United States

7. Princeton University, United States

8. Yale University, United States

9. California Institute of Technology, United States

10. Columbia University, United States

11. University of Chicago, United States

12. University of Tokyo, Japan

13. University of California, Los Angeles, United States

14. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

15. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

16. University of Toronto, Canada

17. University College London, United Kingdom

18. Johns Hopkins University, United States

19. University of Michigan, United States

20. Cornell University, United States

20. New York University, United States

22. London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

23. University of Pennsylvania, United States

24. National University of Singapore, Singapore

25. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

26. Tsinghua University, China

27. Kyoto University, Japan

28. Carnegie Mellon University, United States

29. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

31. King’s College London, United Kingdom

32. Peking University, China

33. University of Washington, United States

34. Duke University, United States

35. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

35. McGill University, Canada

37. University of British Columbia, Canada

38. University of California, San Francisco, United States

38. Heidelberg University, Germany

38. University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States

41. University of California, San Diego, United States

41. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

41. University of Melbourne, Australia

44. University of California, Davis, United States

45. Karolinska Institute, Sweden

46. University of Texas at Austin, United States

47. Northwestern University, United States

48. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

49. Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

50. University of Manchester, United Kingdom

51-60. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

51-60. Australian National University, Australia

51-60. Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

51-60. Free University of Berlin, Germany

51-60. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

51-60. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

51-60. Pantheon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1, France

51-60. Paris-Sorbonne University - Paris 4, France

51-60. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

51-60. Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

51-60. University of Sydney, Australia

61-70. University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

61-70. Ecole Normale Superieure, France

61-70. Leiden University, Netherlands

61-70. National Taiwan University, Taiwan

61-70. University of North Carolina, United States

61-70. Pennsylvania State University, United States

61-70. University of Southern California, United States

61-70. Technical University of Munich,Germany

61-70. Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands

71-80. Boston University, United States

71-80. Brown University, United States

71-80. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

71-80. Michigan State University, United States

71-80. University of Minnesota, United States

71-80. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

71-80. University of Pittsburgh, United States

71-80. Purdue University, United States

71-80. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States

71-80. Utrecht University, Netherlands

81-90. University of Copenhagen, Denmark

81-90. Durham University, United Kingdom

81-90. University of Helsinki, Finland

81-90. Ohio State University, United States

81-90. University of Queensland, Australia

81-90. Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

81-90. Texas A&M University, United States

81-90. University of Warwick, United Kingdom

81-90. Washington University in St Louis, United States

81-90. Uppsala University, Sweden

91-100. University of Bristol, United Kingdom

91-100. Ecole Polytechnique, France

91-100. London Business School, United Kingdom

91-100. University of Maryland, College Park, United States

91-100. University of Massachusetts, United States

91-100. Mayo Medical School, United States

91-100. Monash University, Australia

91-100. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

91-100. Pasteur Institute, France

91-100. RWTH Aachen University, Germany