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UCL breaks Oxbridge stranglehold on university research

Results from the REF2014 show UCL has overtaken Cambridge in the league table for research quality ranked by research power rating, placing it 2nd in the UK and 1st in terms of Research Strength (GPA X FTE).

REF2014 results were reported in a number of media outlets, as per the details below.



The Telegraph'UCL breaks Oxbridge stanglehold on university research'
The Times (£)'UCL  beats Cambridge in research race'
Evening Standard'UCL ahead of Oxbridge for first time in rankings on world-class research'
Evening Standard (2)'London, not Oxbridge, is the powerhouse of British universities'
BBC News'London overtaking Oxbridge domination'
Daily Mail'Oxford tops research rankings'
The Guardian'Oxford overtakes Cambridge as Britain's top research university'
The Independent'Northern universities staff may lose jobs after their research quality is hammered'
City AM'London universities race ahead to challenge Oxbridge'
The Financial Times'London universities set to gain ground in research funding'
Huffington Post'London Uni Beats Cambridge In REF Research Rankings'
The Scotsman'How Scottish universities challenge world's best'
The Courier'Universities among best on research'
The Yorkshire Post'Oxford tops research rankings:the stronghold of Oxford and Cambridge in research is being threatened by the rise of London universities, according to an analysis of official data'
TES'Rankings reveal top universities for education research'
THE'Rankings reveal top universities for education research'
Research Professional'UCL breaking Oxbridge spell over top talent'
UCL News'UCL rated top University by research strength in REF2014'

Sources accessed 8 January 2015