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American universities top Chinese world rankings

Published on Aug 15, 2013 12:28 PM

SHANGHAI (AFP) - US universities dominate the top 20 in global annual rankings released by a Chinese organisation on Thursday, with Harvard once again in top spot.

Only three non-American institutions made it into the top 20, all from Europe, including Britain's Cambridge in fifth place and Oxford in 10th in the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The highest-ranked continental European university was the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich in 20th position.

The rankings are compiled by a research centre that is part of Shanghai's Jiaotong University.

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