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Top 500 universities in the world

The Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai publishes its list of top universities based on academic excellence, not only by world rank but national rank within a country. These are the Top 500 universities in the world.

Note that it is impossible to give a straight ranking from 1 to 500, since the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai only gives specific rankings for the top 100, and the remaining 400 universities are divided by fifths — 101-200, 201-300, 301-400 and 401-500 — and listed in alphabetical order.

Top 500 Universities in the World for 2008
Top 500 Universities in the World for 2009
Top 500 Universities in the World for 2010

In the table, countries are ordered according to how many universities ranked in the Top 500, regardless of position, and the highest ranking achieved. It is not an analysis.

Country # in Top 500 Highest rank
United States 163 1
United Kingdom 44 4
Germany 40 56
China 32 (101-200)
Japan 31 19
France 23 44
Italy 22 (101-200)
Canada 21 25
Australia 15 59
Netherlands 12 47
Sweden 11 51
Spain 9 (101-200)
Switzerland 8 24
South Korea 8 (101-200)
Belgium 7 (101-200)
Austria 7 (101-200)
Finland 6 69
Israel 6 (101-200)
Brazil 6 (101-200)
New Zealand 5 (201-300)
Norway 4 64
Denmark 4 93
Mexico 4 (101-200)
Ireland 3 (201-300)
South Africa 3 (201-300)
Russia 2 71
Singapore 2 (101-200)
Greece 2 (201-300)
Hungary 2 (301-400)
India 2 (301-400)
Poland 2 (301-400)
Chile 2 bottom 100
Portugal 2 bottom 100
Argentina 1 (101-200)
Czech Republic 1 (200-300)
Slovenia 1 bottom 100
Turkey 1 bottom 100

Greek Universities in the News

Worrying news for Greek universities” – Kathimerini
Rote learning at Greek universities nets no knowledge” – Kathimerini
State-approved illiterates” – Kathimerini
70,700 student openings at Greek universities” — Kathimerini (May 2008)
One-third of students fail to achieve 50 percent mark in university bid” – Kathimerini (June 2008)
Poor education means poor management, poor politicians and mediocrity” – Kathimerini

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