American Universities Falter in World Ranking as China Rises

From a Wall Street Journal story by Douglas Belkin and Sha Hua headlined “American Universities Continue to Falter in World Ranking as China Rises”:

The U.S.’s pre-eminence among the world’s top research universities continues to diminish, according to a new global ranking, while Chinese universities are on the rise, producing a greater quantity and higher quality of research than ever before.

This year’s World University Rankings, released Tuesday by Times Higher Education, a British publication that tracks education, also named University of Oxford in England the world’s leading research university for the seventh straight year.