World University Rankings 2013-2014 spark global reaction

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3 OCTOBER 2013 

This year’s Times Higher Education World University Rankings have sparked reaction from some of the most widely-read news outlets across the globe.

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The BBC News website reported that “London has four universities in the top 40 of a global league table – more than any other individual city”. Although it added that only one, Imperial College London, makes the top 10.

The Los Angeles Times reported that as well as Caltech taking top spot for the third year in a row, California had three others inside the top 12:Stanford University as well as University of California, Berkeley andUCLA.  

Caltech spokeswoman Deborah Williams-Hedges attributed Caltech’s top spot to its “extraordinary faculty and their commitment to excellence in science, engineering, and education”.

China’s official news agency, Xinhua, noted that it was “another strong year in…

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