Oxford climbs up to 9th place overall, Helsinki climbs up to 73rd place, while Leiden just slips down behind to 77th place. Only Complutense suffers a fall, dropping into the top 500 slot. As limited and flawed as university league tables may be, as we said before, one cannot avoid them and more and more students and staff now rely on them for insights on institutional performance. These 2014 Shanghai Rankings confirm that very small shifts can mean jumps from one grouping to another, and so not too much should be read into most changes. They rely on their assessment and citations of the number of articles published by university faculties mainly in scientific publications, and in the number of academic distinctions received by staff and graduates. US and China remain strong.
Applications are now invited for candidates for the Europaeum's highly prestigious Jenkins Scholarships. There are four full awards available, worth around £13,000 each, for Europaeum university graduates to study for a one-year degree in Oxford, plus an award for Oxford graduate student to study at a Europaeum-link university. Please see notice below for more information. Applications need to be made direct to Oxford University Graduate Admissions office, before the official closing date in mid-January 2015. Oxford applicants should apply locally via Oxford's Graduate Funding and Admissions office.
In the first decade of the scheme some 63 award have made been. For a short history, please see our 10th anniversary commemoration booklet with information about our supporters and donors, those involved in managing the scheme, plus short reports on past Jenkins Scholars (see (see here ).