British Council response to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
Michael Peak, Senior Advisor-Education Research, British Council said: “The 79 countries included in this ranking exemplify the global nature of talent, innovation and strength in higher education and UK higher education institutions are major players in this arena.
“The UK presence in the top 4% of world universities grew compared to last year, and UK institutions sit top of the research indicator, the citations indicator and the overall indicator.
“With a changing political backdrop it is vital that student mobility and collaborative teaching and research programmes are supported to facilitate future international engagement.
“Attracting the brightest academic talent; high quality international students; and international research funding and partnerships, have to remain priorities both for UK institutions and for the UK government.”
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