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Year to Year Changes

Year to Year Changes in Rankings

We recommend that to get a realistic picture of a university's rankings you should ideally look at the rankings over time, not just for the current year.

This table shows a snapshot of how rankings for a range of universities have changed over eight years. The data is from the Times Higher/QS (2006-2009) and Times Higher/Thomson Reuters (2010-2013) rankings.

 20062007200820092010201120122013
University of Bath 153 145 152 144 263 271 276-300 276-300
University of Birmingham 90 65 75 66 145 148 158 153
Cardiff University 141 99 133 135 255 204 201-225 201-225
University of Leeds 121 80 104 99 168 133 142 139
University of Liverpool 139 101 133 137 165 181 171 169
Loughborough University 266 237 230 229 354 365 351-400 351-400
Newcastle University 133 129 162 158 152 146 180 198
University of Nottingham 85 70 86 91 174 140 120 207
School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) 70 243 253 234 258 303 400+ 400+
University of Warwick 73 57 69 58 220 157 124 141

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