QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an university rankings published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings, alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS). It is the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, and is viewed as one of the most widely read of its kind, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Among this ranking’s major criticisms, however, are its allocating undue weight to subjective indicators and having highly fluctuating results.
QS designed its rankings in order to assess performance according to what it believes to be key aspects of a universitys mission: teaching, research, nurturing employability, and internationalisation. The rankings therefore employs six criteria, as below:
•Academic peer review – based on an internal global academic survey (40%);
•Faculty / Student ratio – a measurement of teaching commitment (20%);
•Citations per faculty – a measurement of research impact (20%);
•Employer reputation – based on a survey on graduate employers (10%);
•International student ratio – a measurement of the diversity of the student community (5%);
•International staff ratio – a measurement of the diversity of the academic staff (5%).
QS World University Rankings latest rankings
Ranking Country School Name
144 Germany
Technische Universitat Munchen
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1 USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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2 USA
Stanford University
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3 USA
Harvard University
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4 USA
California Institute of Technology
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5 UK
University of Cambridge
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6 UK
University of Oxford
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7 UK
UCL
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8 UK
Imperial College London
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9 USA
University of Chicago
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10 Switzerland
ETH Zurich
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11 Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
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12 Switzerland
EPFL
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13 USA
Princeton University
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14 USA
Cornell University
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15 Singapore
National University of Singapore
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16 USA
Yale University
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17 USA
Johns Hopkins University
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18 USA
Columbia University
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19 USA
University of Pennsylvania
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20 Australia
Australian National University
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21 USA
Duke University
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23 UK
University of Edinburgh
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23 UK
King's College London
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25 China
Tsinghua University
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26 Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong
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27 USA
University of California - Berkeley
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28 Japan
The University of Tokyo
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28 USA
Northwestern University
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30 Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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31 Canada
Toronto University
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32 Canada
McGill University
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33 USA
University of California - Los Angeles
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34 UK
University of Manchester
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35 UK
London School of Economics and Political Science
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36 Japan
KYOTO UNIVERSITY
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36 South Korea
Seoul National University
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38 China
Peking University
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38 USA
University of California - San Diego
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40 China
Fudan University
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41 South Korea
KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
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41 Australia
The University of Melbourne
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43 France
Ecole Normale Superieure
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44 UK
University of Bristol
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45 Australia
University of New South Wales
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46 Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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47 USA
Carnegie Mellon University
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47 Australia
University of Queensland
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49 Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
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50 Australia
University of Sydney
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51 Canada
University of British Columbia
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53 USA
Brown University
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54 Netherlands
Delft University of Technology
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55 USA
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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56 Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology
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57 UK
University of Warwick
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58 Netherlands
University of Amsterdam
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59 France
Ecole polytechnique
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60 Australia
Monash University
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61 USA
University of Washington
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62 China
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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63 Japan
Osaka University
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65 UK
University of Glasgow
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66 Germany
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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67 USA
University of Texas at Austin
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68 Germany
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
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69 USA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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70 USA
Georgia Institute of Technology
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71 Belgium
KU Leuven University
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71 South Korea
Pohang University of Science and Technology
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73 Denmark
University of Copenhagen
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73 Switzerland
University of Zurich
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75 Argentina
Universidad de Buenos Aires
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76 Taiwan
National Taiwan University
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76 Japan
Tohoku University
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78 UK
Durham University
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78 Sweden
Lund University
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80 USA
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
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81 USA
Boston University
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82 UK
University of Sheffield
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82 New Zealand
University of Auckland
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84 UK
University of Birmingham
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84 UK
University of Nottingham
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86 USA
Ohio State University
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87 China
Zhejiang University
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88 Ireland
Trinity College Dublin
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89 USA
Rice University
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90 Canada
University of Alberta
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90 South Korea
Korea University
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92 UK
University of St Andrews
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93 USA
Pennsylvania State University
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93 Australia
University of Western Australia
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95 Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic Unversity
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95 Russia
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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97 China
University of Science and Technology of China
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98 Sweden
KTH, Royal Institute of Technology
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98 Switzerland
University of Geneva
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100 USA
Washington University of St.louis
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101 UK
University of Leeds
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102 Finland
University of Helsinki
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102 UK
University of Southampton
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104 Netherlands
Eindhoven University of Technology
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105 USA
Purdue University, West Lafayette
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106 South Korea
University of Yonsei
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107 Germany
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
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108 South Korea
Sungkyunkwan University
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109 Netherlands
Leiden University
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109 Netherlands
Utrecht University
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109 Australia
University of Adelaide
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112 Sweden
Uppsala University
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113 Netherlands
University of Groningen
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114 Malaysia
University of Malaya
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114 China
Nanjing University
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116 Japan
Nagoya University
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116 Denmark
Technical University of Denmark
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118 USA
University of California - Davis
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119 Denmark
Aarhus University
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120 Germany
Humboldt University of Berlin
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122 Japan
Hokkaido University
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122 Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
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124 Netherlands
Wageningen University
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125 Germany
Free University of Berlin
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125 Belgium
University of Ghent
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127 UK
Queen Mary University of London
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128 Japan
Kyushu University
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129 USA
University of Maryland at College Park
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130 Canada
University of Montreal
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131 France
University Pierre et Marie Curie - UPMC
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132 USA
University of Southern California
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133 Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology
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134 USA
University of California - Santa Barbara
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135 UK
Lancaster University
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135 UK
University of York
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137 UK
Cardiff University
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137 Finland
Aalto University
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137 Chile
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
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140 Canada
McMaster University
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141 Germany
RWTH Aachen University
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142 USA
University of Pittsburgh
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142 Norway
University of Oslo
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144 Germany
Technische Universitat Berlin
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145 Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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146 Switzerland
University of Lausanne
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147 USA
Emory University
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147 Netherlands
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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149 Switzerland
University of Basel
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149 USA
Michigan State University
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151 New Zealand
University of Otago
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152 Canada
University of Waterloo
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153 Belgium
Universite catholique de Louvain
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154 Austria
University of Vienna
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155 South Korea
Hanyang University
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156 Spain
University of Barcelona
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157 France
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
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158 UK
University of Aberdeen
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158 UK
University of Exeter
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160 UK
University of Bath
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161 UK
Newcastle University
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161 Taiwan
National Tsing Hua University
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164 Germany
Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen
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164 USA
University of California - Irvine
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164 Norway
University of Bergen
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167 Switzerland
University of Bern
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168 Ireland
University College Dublin
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169 USA
Dartmouth College
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170 Italy
Politecnico di Milano
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171 Germany
University of Freiburg
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172 India
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
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173 Saudi Arabia
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
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173 UK
University of Liverpool
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173 USA
University of Virginia
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176 Australia
University of Technology, Sydney
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178 USA
Florida State University
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178 USA
University of Florida
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179 India
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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179 Netherlands
University of Twente
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181 Germany
Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
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182 Brazil
Universidade estadual de Campinas
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182 Austria
Vienna University of Technology
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182 USA
University of Colorado - Boulder
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186 USA
University of Rochester
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187 Spain
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
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188 UK
University of Reading
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188 Italy
University of Bologna
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191 South Africa
University of Cape Town
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191 India
Indian Institute of Science
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192 Japan
Keio University
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195 Germany
Technische Universitat Dresden
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195 Spain
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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195 Sweden
Stockholm University
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195 USA
Texas A & M University - College Station
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199 Mexico
Monterrey Institute of Technology
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200 Netherlands
Maastricht University
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201 UK
Queen's University Belfast
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201 Chile
University of Chile
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203 Japan
Waseda University
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204 Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen
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205 Israel
Tel Aviv University
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205 Belgium
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
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207 USA
University of Illinois - Chicago
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207 Taiwan
National Chiao Tung University
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209 USA
Arizona State University
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210 Belgium
University of Antwerp
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210 Canada
University of Western Ontario
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212 USA
Vanderbilt University
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213 USA
Case Western Reserve University
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214 New Zealand
University of Canterbury
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215 Italy
Sapienza University of Rome
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216 USA
University of Notre Dame
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217 Canada
University of Calgary
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218 Belgium
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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218 Netherlands
VU University Amsterdam
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219 New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington
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220 France
Sciences Po Paris
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221 Saudi Arabia
King Saud University
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222 Taiwan
National Cheng Kung University
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223 Germany
Universitat Hamburg
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224 Israel
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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224 Australia
University of Newcastle
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224 Canada
Queen's University
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227 USA
Georgetown University
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228 UK
University of Sussex
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229 Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
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230 Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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230 USA
University of Arizona
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232 Australia
University of Wollongong
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233 Spain
Complutense University of Madrid
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234 UK
Loughborough University
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235 Lebanon
American University of Beirut
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236 Kazakhstan
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
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238 UK
University of Leicester
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239 Germany
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn
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240 Russia
Saint-Petersburg State University
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240 Australia
Macquaire University
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242 France
Universite Paris-Sud 11
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243 USA
Tufts University
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243 Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway
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245 Canada
Simon Fraser University
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245 Thailand
Chulalongkorn University
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247 Australia
Queensland University of Technology
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247 Australia
RMIT
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249 USA
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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250 Japan
University of Tsukuba
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250 Russia
Novosibirsk State University
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252 USA
University of Miami
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253 Malaysia
University of Technology, Malaysia
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254 Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
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254 Germany
Universitat Frankfurt am Main
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256 Colombia
University of Los Andes
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256 China
Beijing Normal University
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256 South Korea
Kyung Hee University
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256 Venezuela
Universidad de los Andes Merida
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259 Norway
Norwegian University of Science And Technology
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259 Germany
University of Stuttgart
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259 UK
University of London Royal Holloway
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262 Australia
Curtin University
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263 USA
North Carolina State University
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264 UK
University of Surrey
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264 Taiwan
National Taiwan University of Science And Technology
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264 Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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264 India
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
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267 UK
University of Dundee
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267 Saudi Arabia
King Abdul Aziz University
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269 France
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
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270 France
Ecole des Ponts ParisTech
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270 Spain
University of Navarra
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272 Germany
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
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274 UK
University of East Anglia
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275 Spain
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
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276 Finland
University of Turku
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277 Indonesia
University of Indonesia
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277 UK
University of Strathclyde
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279 Australia
University of South Australia
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279 Canada
Dalhousie University
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281 Spain
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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282 China
Wuhan University
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283 USA
Rutgers - New Brunswick
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283 Sweden
University of Gothenburg
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283 Ireland
University College Cork
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286 Austria
University of Innsbruck
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287 Sweden
Linkoping University
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287 Germany
Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
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289 Taiwan
National Taiwan Normal University
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289 Canada
University of Ottawa
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291 Russia
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
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292 New Zealand
The University of Waikato
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293 France
Universite Paris-Sorbonne
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293 India
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
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293 Australia
Deakin University
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296 UK
University of London SOAS
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296 Spain
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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299 Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
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301 Portugal
University of Porto
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301 USA
University of California - Santa Cruz
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303 France
Universite de Strasbourg
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304 USA
Indiana University - Bloomington
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305 France
Universite Paris Diderot - Paris 7
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307 Italy
Politecnico di Torino
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308 India
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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308 Germany
Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster
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308 UK
University of London Birkbeck
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311 Brazil
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
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312 UK
Heriot-Watt University
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314 Czech Republic
Charles University
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316 China
Tongji University
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316 New Zealand
Massey University
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318 USA
University at Buffalo-SUNY
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319 Belgium
University of Liege
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319 China
Sun Yat-sen University
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322 Japan
Hiroshima University
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323 USA
University of California - Riverside
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325 USA
Yeshiva University
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325 China
Harbin Institute of Technology
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325 Italy
University of Milan
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329 Taiwan
National Yang Ming University
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330 France
Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan
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331 Germany
University of Cologne
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331 Argentina
Austral University
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334 Thailand
Mahidol University
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336 Kazakhstan
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
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338 Sweden
Umea University
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339 USA
Boston College
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341 USA
University of Hawaii - Manoa
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343 UK
University of London City
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344 China
Xi'an Jiaotong University
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344 China
NANKAI University
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346 Canada
University of Victoria
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347 UK
University of Essex
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351 Japan
Kobe University
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352 Israel
Ben Gurion University of The Negev
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357 Finland
University of Jyvaskyla
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357 Germany
Universitat Ulm
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357 Netherlands
Tilburg University
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361 Portugal
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
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364 Argentina
Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina 'Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires'
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364 South Africa
University of the Witwatersrand
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364 USA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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367 Norway
University of Tromso
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367 Japan
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
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372 Switzerland
University of St.Gallen
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378 Canada
Laval University
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380 Finland
Tampere University of Technology
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382 USA
State University of New York - Stony Brook
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384 Denmark
University of Southern Denmark
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385 Germany
University of Konstanz
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388 Germany
University of Mannheim
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391 USA
University of Utah
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398 Germany
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
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398 Taiwan
Taipei Medical University
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411 USA
Wake Forest University
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411 USA
Brandeis University
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411 Finland
University of Oulu
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421 Italy
University of Pisa
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431 Germany
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel
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441 France
University Paris Descartes
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451 Finland
University of Eastern Finland
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451 USA
Tulane University
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461 Italy
Universita degli Studi di Roma - Tor Vergata
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471 USA
University of Iowa
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471 USA
Iowa State University
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481 Germany
Julius Maximilians University of Wurzburg
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501 Germany
Leipzig University
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501 France
University of Bordeaux
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701 Japan
Tokyo University of Science
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801 USA
University of Mississippi
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