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Weighed and measured

THE publishes its latest rankings, writes Alison Goddard.

As in previous years the US dominates the university league table, followed by the UK. London appears to have done particularly well, as we report, but all league tables are deeply flawed, writes Jonathan Adams, who used to compile them for THE.

Most of the papers cover the latest and final rankings of the year. The BBC says that London is the top city in global rankingsThe Guardian says that Caltech, Oxford and Harvard lead the world, The Daily Telegraph identifies a golden triangle and The Times reckons (£) the gap between Oxbridge and the rest continues to grow. The Conversation says that Europe slides in the rankings and has a comment on the flaws of such analysis. The Scotsman reports that Scottish universities are losing ground, a claim that sits oddly with yesterday’s assertion that Scotland is the best place to study, and The Herald reckons that (£) the best Scottish institutions are doing well. By contrast The Belfast Telegraph notes that universities in Northern Ireland are falling down the league table.

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