Peking University (China) is the highest ranked institution outside Europe and North America, followed  by the Japanese institution (U of Tokyo) and Australian institution (U of Melbourne). Five Australian universities are placed in the top 10 list, they are all belong to the Go8 members of leading research-intensive universities.

The ranking is based on 6 weighted indicators covering Peer review, Recruiter review, Percentage of international faculty, Percentage of international students, Faculty to student ratio, and Research Impact - citations per faculty member.

Top 10 Ranking by The Times Higher Education Supplement 2005 (This is the second World University Ranking published by the THES):

Rank University

1 Peking University

2 The University of Tokyo

3 The University of Melbourne

4 National University of Singapore

5 Australian National University

6 Kyoto University

7 Monash University

8 The University of Sydney

9 University of New South Wales

10 The University of Hong Kong

Source: THES

* Next: Top Ten Universities in the World 2005

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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