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The University of Oxford ranked first in an influential survey of the world’s top universities released Thursday, becoming the first university outside the United States to take top spot, with the California Institute of Technology in second place and Stanford University third.

The University of Tokyo ranked 39th in this year’s Times Higher Education list of the world’s top 980 institutions, the fourth-best institution of higher learning in Asia. The National University of Singapore took the Asian crown in 24th place.

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