Royal Holloway has placed at 17th in the UK and now sits at 118th in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings. The College once again had an impressive performance in the ‘international outlook’ category, ranking at number one in the UK, and sixth in the world.
The College Principal, Paul Layzell, issued a statement to the university website commenting that ‘The excellent and distinctive position of Royal Holloway in this year’s world rankings is a testament to our excellent staff and the diversity and impact of our students.’
However, the results do highlight a dip in performance for the university, in comparison to its 2013-14 performance; the College dropped 5 places from 12th in the UK. In addition to this, the arguably more reputable Sunday Times University Guide ranked Royal Holloway at 34th place in its 2014-15 rankings, a drop of six places in comparison to the previous year. In terms of world rankings the difference between the two publications is most evident, with the Sunday Times ranking the University at only 275, suggesting that perhaps the celebrations were a little premature.