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-Times Higher Education Publishes List of Top 300 Asian Universities in 2017

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings 2017 (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking). Hong Kong has two institutions in the top 10 with University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology placed fifth and sixth respectively. It is joined by Chinese University of Hong Kong (11th), City University of Hong Kong (12th), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (17th) and Hong Kong Baptist University (joint 49th) in the top 50.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively. Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities included – almost a quarter (23%)of the top 300 list. After China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Institution

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

University of Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

6

6

Chinese University of Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

12

16

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

17

22

Hong Kong Baptist University

=49

44

On Hong Kong’s success, Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“It is fantastic news that six universities in Hong Kong made our list of Asia’s best universities, and that five of these make the top 20, up from four last year. Hong Kong Polytechnic University joins the top 20 for the first time in 17th place, while City University of Hong Kong jumps from 16th to 12th, both of which are thanks to improvements for the institutions across all five pillars underlying the methodology.

“However, two universities have dropped places. Its flagship institution, the University of Hong Kong, has slipped from fourth to fifth, while Hong Kong Baptist University drops from 44th to 49th. This occurred despite the fact the overall scores for both institutions increased, meaning that other institutions improved at a faster rate.

Phil Baty continued:

“Despite these small declines, Hong Kong’s performance is impressive given that it has a population of just over 7 million and it is one of the top-performing territories in the table relative to its wealth and population. Almost a quarter (23 per cent) of university-aged people in Hong Kong are enrolled in one of its six featured universities – a proportion beaten only by Turkey and Macao.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and Hong Kong is a key part of that development.”

Phil Baty continued:

China is once again the stand out performer in this ranking, despite the fact that Japan wins the battle in terms of overall number of institutions featured. While Japan is the continent’s leading university nation – the first time in three years that it is the sole bearer of this title – the majority of its universities have declined. In contrast, several of China’s leading universities have risen up the ranks, including Tsinghua, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Tongji. Peking holds on to second place. Overall China has 54 universities in the top 300 table.

“Its special administrative region, Hong Kong, is also a higher education star in Asia. Five of its six featured universities made the top 20, up from four list year, despite stiff competition at the top of the table.

“Elsewhere in the East Asian region, South Korea has performed well. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is now the nation’s leading institution for the first time in the five-year history of the ranking, while Yonsei and Chung-Ang universities have also dramatically improved. Overall, an impressive 26 South Korean universities made this year’s list of Asia’s best universities and 15 of these make the top 100, up from 13 last year.

“But the rankings are a zero sum game, and while there have been gains in other regions, Taiwan has lost out this year. It now has no institutions in the top 20 of the Asia University Rankings for the first time in the five-year history of the table, after National Taiwan University dropped from 15th to 24th place, due to being overtaken by other rapidly improving institutions.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming – and the East Asian region is a key part of that development.”

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION TOP 100 ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2017

Copyright Times Higher Education 2017

If any of this table below is reproduced, you must credit: Times Higher Education and link to the Top 300 full results and analysis at https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking

Institution

Country/Region

Rank 2017

Rank 2016

National University of Singapore

Singapore

1

1

Peking University

Mainland China

2

=2

Tsinghua University

Mainland China

3

5

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

4

=2

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

5

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

6

6

University of Tokyo

Japan

7

7

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

8

10

Seoul National University

South Korea

9

9

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

10

8

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

11

13

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

12

16

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

13

12

Kyoto University

Japan

14

11

University of Science and Technology of China

Mainland China

15

14

Fudan University

Mainland China

16

19

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

17

22

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mainland China

18

=32

Zhejiang University

Mainland China

19

25

Korea University

South Korea

20

=17

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

21

=17

Tel Aviv University

Israel

22

20

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

23

26

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

24

15

Nanjing University

Mainland China

25

29

Tohoku University

Japan

26

23

Indian Institute of Science

India

=27

27

Koç University

Turkey

=27

21

Yonsei University

South Korea

29

37

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

30

24

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

31

=32

Osaka University

Japan

32

30

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

=33

35

Sabancı University

Turkey

=33

38

Nagoya University

Japan

35

34

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

36

42

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

37

36

Hanyang University

South Korea

38

39

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

39

31

Toyota Technological Institute

Japan

40

NR

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)

Taiwan

41

28

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India

42

43

University of Macau

Macao

=43

50

Veltech University

India

=43

NR

Kyushu University

Japan

45

48

Bilkent University

Turkey

46

45

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

Taiwan

=47

41

Sun Yat-sen University

Mainland China

=47

40

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

=49

44

Wuhan University

Mainland China

=49

=55

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

51

59

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

52

64

Ewha Womans University

South Korea

53

                =55

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

India

=54

60

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia

=54

66

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

=56

96

University of Tsukuba

Japan

=56

=46

Hokkaido University

Japan

58

49

University of Malaya

Malaysia

59

NR

Chung-Ang University

South Korea

60

=70

Tongji University

Mainland China

61

92

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

India

62

62

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

India

63

101–110

Atılım University

Turkey

64

NR

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

65

=68

University of Ulsan

South Korea

66

=52

China Medical University, Taiwan

Taiwan

67

=46

Bar-Ilan University

Israel

68

67

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

69

=52

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

India

70

65

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

71

=52

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Mainland China

=72

NR

Soochow University

Mainland China

=72

78

Southeast University

Mainland China

=72

NR

Renmin University of China

Mainland China

75

88

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

United Arab Emirates

76

NR

Harbin Institute of Technology

Mainland China

=77

75

Qatar University

Qatar

=77

121-130

East China Normal University

Mainland China

=79

83

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

=79

91

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mainland China

81

=80

Tianjin University

Mainland China

82

58

United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates

83

101–110

East China University of Science and Technology

Mainland China

84

63

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

85

=84

Xiamen University

Mainland China

86

77

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India

87

51

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

88

=68

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel

89

79

Pusan National University

South Korea

90

=84

Taipei Medical University

Taiwan

91

111–120

Beihang University

Mainland China

=92

NR

Iran University of Science and Technology

Iran

=92

57

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

=92

61

Sogang University

South Korea

95

101–110

South China University of Technology

Mainland China

96

89

Mahidol University

Thailand

97

90

China Agricultural University

Mainland China

98

82

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

=99

=73

Sejong University

South Korea

=99

111–120

NOTES TO EDITORS

For more information and interviews, please contact: Michael Hindmarsh or Annabel Banks on TimesHigherEducation@brands2life.com / +44 (0) 207 592 1200

Methodology key facts

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

Full methodology can be found here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/asia-university-rankings-2017-methodology

About Times Higher Education magazine

Times Higher Education is the world’s most authoritative source of information about higher education. Designed specifically for professional people working in higher education and research, THE was founded in 1971 and has been online since 1995.  It is published by TES Global.

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Source: Times Higher Education

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March 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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