Iraq's biggest university has entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time. The University of Baghdad, emerging from Iraq's conflicts, has appeared in the rankings of the top 1,250 research universities around the world. It was praised for building up international academic partnerships. Oxford University is in first place for a third consecutive year - but the UK's overall standing is described as in "modest decline". Oxford and Cambridge take the top two places, but the rankings' publishers say that such "individual stars" are against a background of UK universities slipping back.
Karthik Sridharan Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science Cornell University About me: I am currently an assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Prior to that I was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Pennsylvania, jointly with Alexander Rakhlin and Michael Kearns. I obtained my PhD from Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago where my thesis advisor was Nathan Srebro. My primary area of research is theoretical machine learning.