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27 October 2010
European and North American universities lead the top 50 table for clinical, pre-clinical and health-related subjects.
This dominance is unsurprising, given that these regions account for more than 90 per cent of all Nobel laureates in physiology and medicine.
Harvard University, which claims first place, saw one of its academics share the most recent Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Jack W. Szostak, a professor of genetics, was honoured alongside Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (seventh in this table) and Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco.
The highest-rated Asian university in this category is the University of Hong Kong, the territory's oldest higher education institution.