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Oxford Tops Latest University League Table

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Oxford University has been ranked as the best university in the annual Times Higher Education world rankings for the fourth year in a row.

Rivals Cambridge came in third place, whilst Imperial College London was awarded tenth spot.

US universities continue to dominate the table, taking seven of the top 10 places globally and 60 out of the top 200.

Institutions in Asia are also catching up, with China and Japan continuing to perform well in the rankings.

Whilst UK universities continue to rank well, since 2016 the number in the top 200 has fallen from 34 to 28, whilst the number of German universities has risen by three to 23.

According to analysis from the Times Higher Education, the improvement in the German system may be attributed to higher levels of investment.

Commenting on the league table, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University, Louise Richardson, said: "Oxford's success is in large part due to our research collaborations with other excellent universities around the world and we remain determined both to deepen and to expand these partnerships, whatever Brexit brings."