Asian Institutions Rise In 2013/2014 QS World University Rankings

The 2013/2014 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings contains an impressive number of Asian institutions in the Top 50.

AsianScientist (Sep. 10, 2013) – The 2013/2014 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, released today, shows an impressive number of Asian institutions in the Top 50.

The list ranks the world’s top 800 universities this year – an additional 100 new universities compared to 2012.

It ranks universities using six indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), faculty student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international students (5%) and international faculty (5%).

Topping the Asian league table this year is the National University of Singapore (NUS), which came in at 24th place, up one spot from 25th last year. The nearby Nanyang Technological University (NTU) moved up six places to 41st place, making it the fastest-rising Asian university in the world’s Top 50.

“As seen from the latest league table, most of the universities in the Top 50 are established names. NTU stands out as the ‘new kid on the block’ when compared to the likes of Harvard, Cambridge and even NUS, which has more than 100 years of history,” said NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson.

Second in Asia was the University of Hong Kong at 26th place, followed by the University of Tokyo at 32nd place. Seoul National University came in at 35th place, before The Chinese University of Hong Kong at 39th place.

China’s Peking University (46th place) and Tsinghua University (48th place) rounded out the Top 50.

The QS rankings has been published annually since 2004. For this tenth edition, 90,000 survey responses were collected, more than 3,000 universities considered, and more than 800 evaluated.


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