Russell Group Ranking Performance

The Russell Group is an association of 20 leading research-intensive universities in the UK. They are among the largest and most prestigious universities in the country and consistently perform well in many university league tables, both nationally and internationally.

Members of Russell Group are:
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Cardiff University
  • Uni of Edinburgh
  • Uni of Glasgow
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • Uni of Leeds
  • Uni of Liverpool
  • London School of Economics & Political Science
  • Univ of Manchester
  • Newcastle Univ
  • Univ of Nottingham
  • Queen's Univ Belfast
  • Univ of Oxford
  • Univ of Sheffield
  • Univ of Southampton
  • Univ College London
  • Univ of Warwick
Global Ranking Performance of Russell Group Universities:

University of Birmingham
-ranked 12th in Europe and 75th in the world in the THES 2008 World University Rankings, and placed 30th in Europe in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2008.

University of Cambridge
- No. 1 in the world for the subjects of natural sciences, biomedicine, arts & humanities, and social sciences, according to THES 2007. Consistently ranked among the Top 4 universities globally by THES and ARWU.

Cardiff University
- Cardiff jumped 42 places from 2006 ranking of 141st to 99th globally in 2007 THES rankings.

University of Edinburgh
- 23rd in the world (THES 2008), and 55th in the world (ARWU 2008).

University of Glasgow
- 73rd among the Top 100 universities in the THE - QS World University Rankings 2008.

Imperial College London
- 17th by Newsweek top 100 global universities.

London School of Economics
- 6th in the world in the THES rankings of Top 200 Universities.

King's College London
- King's is one of the top 25 universities in the world, placed 24th in THES 2007, up from 46th in 2006 and from 73rd in 2005.

University of Southampton
- recognized as one of the World's Top 100 institutions by THES 2008 ranking (rated 99th globally).

Bristol University
- placed 32nd in THES - QS World University Rankings 2008, and 61st in ARWU 2008.