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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 (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2017/regional-ranking) which ranks the top institutions from 24 Asian countries and regions. Singapore’s National University of Singapore ranks first overall, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University in fourth place.

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 Mainland 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

National University of Singapore

1

1

Nanyang Technological University

4

=2

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

“It is fantastic news that Singapore has topped our list of Asia’s best universities, with the National University of Singapore clinging on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, despite increasing pressure from China. But its younger sister Nanyang Technological University has slipped from joint second to fourth place.

“Both institutions improved their overall scores in the tables since last year, but China’s Peking and Tsinghua universities improved by a larger margin, resulting in their second and third rankings respectively this year. This is largely due to the Chinese universities receiving much higher scores for their teaching and research, environments. Tsinghua’s score for citations also jumped this year.

Singapore has introduced powerful policy drives, backed with serious funding, to produce world-class universities. Its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (Create), launched in 2006, enables researchers from some of the world’s top universities to work together to perform cutting-edge research, while its $603.3 million Research Centres of Excellence initiative, launched in 2007, has helped spur research excellence at its universities. The city-state now spends 2.2 per cent of its GDP on research and development, up from 1.8 in 2000 — more than China and the UK. Singapore is one of the top performing nations in the table given its GDP.

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

Of the Southeast Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty continued:

Singapore is the higher education star of the Southeast Asian region, with its national university topping the ranking for the second year in a row. Its younger sister Nanyang Technological University is not far behind in fourth place, but it drops two places this year despite an improved performance due to stiff competition from China.

Thailand is also facing a tough contest, with all seven of its established universities dropping down the table, due to other institutions improving at a faster rate.

“But the expansion of the ranking to include 300 universities, up from 200 last year, provides good news elsewhere in the region. Malaysia, for instance, has nine representatives, up from four last year, with its flagship institution, the University of Malaya, debuting at 59th place. Indonesia has also doubled its representation to two. And the Philippines make the table for the first time, with the University of the Philippines joining the 201-250 cohort.

“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 southeast Asian region is a key part of that development. It must make sure it doesn’t get left behind.”

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 (live after the embargo lifts)

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.

About Elsevier

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Source: Times Higher Education

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March 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm

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