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  • Top 10: Number of universities in the top 10
  • Top 10 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 10 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 10 per million: Number of universities in the top 10. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top 100: Number of universities in the top 100
  • Top 100 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 100 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 100 per million: Number of universities in the top 100. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top 200: Number of universities in the top 200
  • Top 200 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 200 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 200 per million: Number of universities in the top 200. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top 50: Number of universities in the top 50
  • Top 50 > Per $ GDP: Number of universities in the top 50 Per $ GDP figures expressed per 14.1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Top 50 per million: Number of universities in the top 50. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT France United States
Top 10 1
Ranked 3rd.
7
Ranked 1st. 7 times more than France
Top 10 > Per $ GDP 0.007 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 3rd.
0.008 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than France
Top 10 per million 0.0158
Ranked 3rd.
0.0237
Ranked 2nd. 50% more than France
Top 100 5
Ranked 4th.
31
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than France
Top 100 > Per $ GDP 0.035 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 16th.
0.037 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 15th. 6% more than France
Top 100 per million 0.0791
Ranked 15th.
0.105
Ranked 13th. 33% more than France
Top 200 9
Ranked 6th.
54
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than France
Top 200 > Per $ GDP 0.004 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 21st.
0.005 per $1 billion of GDP
Ranked 17th. 25% more than France
Top 200 per million 0.142
Ranked 18th.
0.183
Ranked 17th. 28% more than France
Top 50 2
Ranked 6th.
20
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than France
Top 50 > Per $ GDP 0.014 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 9th.
0.024 per $14.1 billion of GDP
Ranked 7th. 71% more than France
Top 50 per million 0.0317
Ranked 8th.
0.0677
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than France

SOURCES: The Times, 2005; The Times, 2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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