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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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World University Rankings 2016-2017: Higher education’s diverse mission

The creation of a vibrant and tolerant community is fundamental to the university and may even be its raison d’être, writes Drew Faust, president of Harvard University

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: Standing still is not an option

A long association with world rankings does not stop Times Higher Education from fine-tuning its approach, says Phil Baty

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: The nine big challenges global higher education must confront over the next five years

To remain relevant in a rapidly changing world, the global university sector must work harder to convey its value to policymakers and the wider public, says Hamish Coates, professor of higher education, University of Melbourne

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World University Rankings 2016-2017: Why it’s hard to make global comparisons in higher education

An increasing drive to compare university offerings worldwide is hampered by the particular nature of teaching and learning, writes Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education, Lancaster University

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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