The THES this week released a ranking of the top 200 Universities.
The UK has 20 in the top 100 with the University of Birmingham moving up from 90 to a creditable 65. At the top are Cambridge (2) and Oxford (3). The rankings are dominated by US and UK Universities with Canada and Australia doing well.
WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS
Here is the ranking in PDF form.
World Rankings [PDF]
Also, in a recent Guardian ranking of UK Universities the University of Birmingham was ranked 7th.
Guardian UK ranking [Guardian]