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Countries with the Most Elite Universities

Name the countries of the world that have at least three universities ranked in the top 200.
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Singapore only has 2, but they are both in the top 15.
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Nov 7, 2016
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I guess the Grandes ├ęcoles are not taken into account for France.
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Nov 7, 2016
Not sure. You can see the list by clicking the link in the caveats.
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Nov 7, 2016
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It seems they don't consider many of them. I don't like the Grandes ├ęcoles systems, but clearly France is better than what this list seems to show.
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Jan 2, 2017
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Some of these numbers are particularly impressive for the smaller countries. In terms of millions of people per top 200 university, you get: 1. Switzerland 1.14, 2. Netherlands 1.42, 3. Sweden 2.00, 3. Denmark 2.00, 5. UK 2.17, 6. Australia 2.67, 7. Belgium 2.75, 8. Canada 4.00, 9. USA 6.67, 10. South Korea 7.29, 11. Taiwan 7.67, 12. Germany 8.10, 13. France 13.00, 14. Japan 15.75, 15. China 115.17.
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Nov 7, 2016
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Nice stats, I have a hunch there's a reasonable correlation with olympic medals per million of population
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Nov 10, 2016
(56)
Are you suggesting that elite universities produce Olympic medals?
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Jan 1, 2017
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there's not
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Jan 1, 2017
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A lot of these countries have a large services and banking industry. You need well-educated people for that sort of job. it is estimated that over 60% of Dutch nationals have a university, college or similar higher education degree. There is a terrible shortage of plumbers, electricians and carpenters though.
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Jan 2, 2017
Same in the United States. We have a lot of college educated baristas but a shortage of tradesmen. (At least in the major cities).
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Jan 2, 2017
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Most of those baristas have degrees in Women's Literature or Gender Studies, which barely even counts as an education. More like a certificate for surviving a 4 year long circle jerk. If you get a degree in something that is actually useful, there are jobs to be had in the USA.
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Jan 3, 2017
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Surprised India isn't here.
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Jan 1, 2017
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India's education system is an international scandal. Google some photos of parents standing on window ledges to pass answers to their children.
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Jan 1, 2017
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China is really bad too, or at least parts of it. This comes from my Chinese friends at university. Cheating receives a minor token punishment, so they "all" cheat. They were shocked when one of their friends was caught and expelled for a year having all of her grades for that year stripped. She also had to return to China as this invalidated her visa.
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Jan 2, 2017
Several of China's top universities are in Hong Kong, which might not have the same problems.
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Jan 2, 2017
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Accept us for United States, sa for South Africa, nz for New Zealand?
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Jan 2, 2017
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My bad, South Africa and New Zealand aren't just on there.
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Jan 2, 2017
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But USA is accepted for United States.
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Jan 2, 2017
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Yes, that's pretty good, but 'us' is also accepted for the United States on most of the other quizzes that Quiz-master has.
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Jan 2, 2017
Nope. It's not accepted on any featured quiz.
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Jan 2, 2017
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Surprised that Russia not have a single university on this list. I know the quality of education has slipped substantially since the days of the the USSR, but surely at least some of the Russian universities would still be considered top tier. I'm not faulting Quizmaster, more of a commentary on the ranking methodology used by topuniversities.com
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Jan 7, 2017
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The problem with the methodology is that they mostly take into account research done in english, so other big languages in the academic world like russian or spanish are not counted.
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Jan 13, 2017
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Of the ones on the list I know firsthand, they seem to focus on the hard sciences. Anybody know if this is a common trend or just a regional thing?
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Feb 1, 2017
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