MYTHBUSTER: French universities not up to scratch

French universities are listed far below their US and UK equivalents in world ratings, meaning they do not have the same high international reputation.

This is false!

In one of the most influential listings, the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, Harvard and Stanford are first and second, Cambridge third. France’s top university, the Sorbonne, is 36th.

France has 19 universities in the top 500, compared to 139 in the US and 39 in the ...

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