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The Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University has published the Academic Ranking of World Universities. US universities continue to dominate with 17 of the top 20 positions. However, Europe was well represented in the top 100 with 35 universities. The Americas boasted 57 and the Asia/Pacific region with 8 in the top 100.
Institutions are ranked according to their academic or research performance. Ranking indicators include the alumni and staff winning major international awards, highly cited researchers in major research fields, articles published in selected top journals, articles indexed by major citation indexes, and performance per capita.Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2005