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US dominates university rankings

British universities have failed to make the top five in a new global league table, with the US accounting for 72 of the world's 200 best universities.

The Times Higher Education magazine's table, based on a number of criteria, including teaching, research and staff and student mix, has Harvard top.

Only five British institutions are ranked among the top 50, with Cambridge and Oxford in joint sixth place.

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

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