With some British universities falling down the global university rankings, HE groups say funding is the key.
The UK has one of the lowest levels of investment in higher education - 0.56% of GDP - in the OECD, according to a Russell Group statement. This is in sharp contrast to many other countries that pour much more into their higher education institutions.
Although Cambridge and Oxford universities came third and fourth respectively in the recently-released rankings list compiled by Times Higher Education, Leeds University fell out of the top 100, leaving the UK with nine entries.
Chief Executive of Universities UK, Nicola Dandridge, asserted that the placing of those universities was not a given; it requires work and investment for those places to be maintained.Read more here from The Independent