Loughborough retains 5th place in 2020 Times Higher Education ‘Table of Tables’

Loughborough has retained its 5th place ranking in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’, released today (30th October).

The 2020 ‘Table of Tables’ ranks the UK’s top 30 universities based on the combined results of the three main domestic university league tables – the Times and Sunday Times Good University GuideThe Guardian University Guide, and the Complete University Guide – to provide a snapshot of how universities are viewed by national newspapers.

Loughborough is in the top ten of every national university league table, as well as being ranked first in the Midlands.

Speaking about Loughborough’s performance in the 2020 ‘Table of Tables’, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, said: “Our 5th place ranking in the ‘Table of Tables’ underlines our position as one of the country’s very best universities.

“Our continued success in the league tables is due to the hard work and dedication of staff and students across our campuses in Loughborough and London, as well as the Students’ Union. I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved.”

The full ‘Table of Tables’ is as follows:

Institution

2020 rank

University of Cambridge

1

University of Oxford

2

University of St Andrews

3

Imperial College London

4

Loughborough University

5

Durham University

6

Lancaster University

7

University of Bath

8

London School of Economics and Political Science

9

University of Warwick

10

University of Exeter

11

University of Leeds

12

UCL

13

University of Birmingham

14

University of Glasgow

15

University of Bristol

16

University of Nottingham

17

University of Southampton

18=

University of Manchester

18=

University of Edinburgh

20

University of York

21

Royal Holloway, University of London

22

Nottingham Trent University

23=

University of East Anglia

23=

University for the Creative Arts

25=

Harper Adams University

25=

Coventry University

27

Lincoln University

28

University of Surrey

29

Newcastle University

30

 

View the press release on the Loughborough University website for further information and resources.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.