AsianScientist (Sep. 29, 2016) – 289 Asian universities from 24 countries make the overall list of 980 institutions and an elite group of 19 are in the top 200, up from 15 last year, in the recently-announced Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017.
Asia’s leading institution, the National University of Singapore, is at 24th—its highest-ever rank. Also based in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University came in at 54th place.
Two new Asian universities, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (76th place) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (89th place), make the top 100, while another four join the top 200. These are the City University of Hong Kong (119th place), the University of Science and Technology of China (153th place), Fudan University (155th place) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (192th place).
Furthermore, China’s two flagship universities have both made gains. Peking University joins the top 30 at 29th place, up from 42nd place last year, while Tsinghua University joins the top 40 at 35th place, up from joint 47th place.
In South Asia, India’s leading university, the Indian Institute of Science, is edging closer to the top 200, claiming a spot in the 201-250 band, its highest-ever position.
When analyzing which countries achieve the highest average scores, Singapore comes top on all five of the pillars underlying the ranking: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. Hong Kong is second for teaching, third for research and fourth for citations.
Source: Times Higher Education; Photo: Shutterstock.
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