The Times Higher Education (THE) posted this interesting graph on the 2012-13 World University Rankings website.
The graph is showing an outstanding performance of the Netherlands, both in terms of the number of institutions in the top 200, as well as in terms of average change in rank per university. There are now 12 Dutch institutions in the top 200, lagging only behind the US (31) and UK (31). At the same time Asian universities are showing a very good performance as well, to such an extent that THE is speaking of a “tilting balance of power”. Although Mainland China has a mere two entries in the top 200, Hong Kong is represented by 4 institutions. This is an impressive feat for such a small territory. More analysis to be found here.