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  • ** FILE ** The gates of Harvard University lead to a school with a $13 billion endowment and a ranking as the university with the best reputation in the world. (Associated Press)

    U.S. starts to lose its academic reputation

    U.S. and U.K. universities still sit at the head of the class in world higher education, but emerging schools in Asia and elsewhere threaten to shift the global balance of academic power, a major study shows.

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  • "Some institutions have managed to achieve in a matter of years what the traditional elite universities have developed over many generations," said Phil Baty, the magazine's editor. "The landscape is changing quickly, and the old global hierarchies cannot rest on their laurels."

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  • "While reputations can take many years, even centuries to build ... universities cannot sit back and rely on their history," Mr. Baty said. "New forces are emerging and signs of declining performance among the establishment are quickly identified, shared and spread. Established reputations can be highly vulnerable."

    U.S. starts to lose its academic reputation →

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