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BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017: results announced

India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017: analysis

When it comes to student engagement, US institutions in the research elite typically have a lot of ground to make up

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: results announced

University of Oxford snatches top spot from Caltech in this year’s World University Rankings as Asia’s rise continues

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World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject: results announced

Eight subject rankings reveal elite group of 14 US and European universities thriving across disciplines

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Latin America University Rankings 2016: results announced

Brazil leads Times Higher Education’s debut ranking of the top universities in Latin America

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Best universities in Europe

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 200 universities in Europe
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Best universities in the UK

The University of Oxford is top in a list of the best universities in the UK, which includes institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
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Best universities in the United States

Find the best universities in the United States through Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data
The University of Melbourne - the top ranked institution in Australia

Best universities in Australia

Find the best universities in Australia with Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data