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Arab universities missing from top of world rankings

The latest ranking of world universities does not include any Arab institution in the top 150 for 2015. The annual list of the top 500 universities is prepared by researchers at China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz University and King Saud University are ranked between 151 and 200, with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology listed between 301 and 400. Cairo University came between 401-500, and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals was at the lower end of that section, near the bottom of the list.

American universities headed the rankings, with eight in the top ten, and 16 in the top 20. Asia's top university is the University of Tokyo, in 21st place. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is listed in 67th place.

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