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Universities with the highest student to staff ratio named
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Ahead of his address at Going Global 2017, Phil Baty looks at the relationship between the world’s best universities and their place in the world

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The best universities in the Arab World have been named
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University appeals ICO notice to publish report on refusal to take part in league tables

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Balkan country’s higher education system punches above its weight in new ranking


The Times Higher Education table of the world's most prestigious universities will be announced in Massachusetts 

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Universities with the highest percentage of international students named
Golf: the long game

As tactics to maximise rankings become common knowledge and fluctuation diminishes, universities will re-focus on a diversifying array of missions, says Merlin Crossley

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On the eve of the first round of France’s presidential elections, Matthew Reisz considers its complex higher education sector and the appetite among politicians, institutions and academics for reform

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Five years on, our expanding analysis of success-bound younger institutions finds much to celebrate

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Building a world-class institution from scratch is easier said than done, warns Jamil Salmi
Generation Y

Asian universities make up 20 of the top 50 institutions established in the late 1980s and 1990s, while the UK and Australia dominate


A series of mergers have helped French universities to dominate a new table of universities founded in the 21st century

Students at University of Luxembourg

Rainer Klump on his 14-year-old institution’s enthusiasm for international partnerships and its leading role in the Grand Duchy’s transformation

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Newer universities are a diverse group, says Peter Coaldrake, but their fresh thinking can inspire institutions of all vintages

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Our new table of the world's best universities established between 1945 and 1966
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Ellie Bothwell explores what drove the boom in young institutions
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Massive investment in campus infrastructure gives Australia an advantage in the battle to recruit international students, writes Jack Grove from the Young Universities Summit in Brisbane

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Universities established between 1967 and 1985 are the top-performing institutions in the overall THE Young University Rankings this year

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Newer universities excel when it comes to internationalisation and research influence