World Rankings 2005

October 28, 2005

  World University Rankings 
Published in The Times Higher on October 28 2005

The world's best guide to the standing of top universities Editorial: Determined challengers keep heat on the elite  
Familiar names fill the top ranks, but our tables, which have been refined to provide even more detail this year, show that those at the summit cannot afford to rest on their laurels

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  Fine-tuning puts picture in much sharper focus  
With its improved accuracy and the inclusion of even more information, the second Times Higher World Rankings is the best guide to the world's top universities

  Worldly Europe seeks critical mass for greater impact  
Many European institutions fare well against transatlantic rivals, and a pan-EU research council could make it even more competitive

  Giants of the US face contenders from all corners  
The ability of institutions in Europe and Asia to attract and fund world-class research teams is cutting into America's monopoly on innovation in areas such as bioscience

  Beijing leads Asia's march to the forefront  
Tigers of the Pacific Rim are making their presence felt as more than 50 institutions outside Europe and North America jostle for position in the world's top 200.

  Reprise: Brand names rule the roost  


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The World University Rankings were coordinated by Martin Ince ( ), contributing editor of The Times Higher . He wishes to thank Nunzio Quacquarelli of QS ( ), Jonathan Adams of Evidence Ltd ( ) and their colleagues for their participation in this project.

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