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This year's results discussed by the Times Higher Education rankings team

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The opinions of others are key to creating or damaging an institution's reputation

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More than 10,000 academics' views give unique insight into universities' global reputations

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Outside the Anglo-American 'superbrands', new names are establishing a presence

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This chart tracks the movement of the world’s top 30 most prestigious universities since the Academic Reputation Survey began in 2011

Schwarzman College building, Tsinghua University

The Schwarzman Scholars programme is just one way the university aims to create future world leaders

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students playing drums

A focus on international students has always been one of the university's strengths

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Cultivating a sense of goodwill and responsible citizenship are key to the university's strategy

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After the THE Africa Universities Summit, and as higher education leaders gather at Going Global in Cape Town, Phil Baty reflects on the role of rankings in nation-building

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Asia increases its standing in this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

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China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education

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The responses of 10,323 scholars give THE the largest and most statistically sound reputation ranking, says Phil Baty

Hong Kong

Prestigious event will bring together leaders from some of the world’s best universities

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Paper finds that universities are more likely to interact with institutions that are geographically closer to them

Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016 methodology

The Times Higher Education team discuss the results of the latest ranking of the best universities under the age of 50

Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016 methodology

The rankings tables give less weight to reputation, a measure often associated with past glories

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor

Times Higher Education expands number of universities ranked to capture vigorous and active sector, says World University Rankings editor Phil Baty

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The UK has the most institutions in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings 2016

Piotr Lisek wins pole vault, ISTAF, Germany, 2015

Fledgling institutions make the most of freedom to create their own strategies and niches