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British reaction to the latest university rankings

Money really matters

While developed countries on average invest one per cent of Gross Domestic Product on higher education, the United Kingdom invests just 0.6% of public funding in higher education, one of the lowest levels in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Even when fees and private research funding is included, we are outpaced by the US, Australia, Canada, Korea and Japan.

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