India, Japan, China, South Korea shine in THE Asia University Rankings 2017

London, 15 March 2017: The National University of Singapore has been crowned as the best university in Asia. Peking University and Tsinghua University both from China bag second and third, respectively, as per The Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University places fourth and University of Hong Kong secures the top five.

The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings  which ranks the top 300 institutions from 24 countries. Japan is Asia’s top university nation overall with 69 featured institutions, followed by China with 54 and India with 33. East Asia dominates the top 20; China has six universities represented, South Korea and Hong Kong both have five, and Japan and Singapore have two.

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Other top ten institutes in Asia are as followed: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, sixth) University of Tokyo (Japan, seventh), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (South Korea, Eighth), Seoul National University (South Korea, Ninth), Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea, tenth).

Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said: “It is no easy task to appear in the 2017 Asia University Rankings, which use the same 13 rigorous and demanding performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings. Institutions must demonstrate high standards of performance across teaching, research, international outlook and knowledge transfer and compete with other leading research universities across what is rapidly becoming the globe’s next higher education superpower.

“The clear trends, in the fifth year of this annual list, are the continuing strength of China, the rise of India and the emergence of several potential future stars in higher education.

“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.”

 In India, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is the highest ranking institution, which stands at 27 in Asia. India has 33 institutions in the top 300, 17 of which are new entrants in the Rankings. Among top 100 universities in Asia, eight institutes are from India. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay finds 42 position. The most surprise star among top ranked Institutes in India is Veltech University, which secured joint 43rd spot in the top 50. Veltech University is based in Tamil Nadu, which did not find any place in the last year rankings.

Best 100 Universities in Asia as per THE Asia University Rankings 2017

Institution Country Rank 2017 Rank 2016
National University of Singapore Singapore 1 1
Peking University China 2 =2
Tsinghua University 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 China 15 14
Fudan University China 16 19
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong 17 22
Shanghai Jiao Tong University China 18 =32
Zhejiang University 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 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 China =47 40
Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong =49 44
Wuhan University 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 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 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) China =72 NR
Soochow University China =72 78
Southeast University China =72 NR
Renmin University of China China 75 88
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research United Arab Emirates 76 NR
Harbin Institute of Technology China =77 75
Qatar University Qatar =77 121-130
East China Normal University China =79 83
Istanbul Technical University Turkey =79 91
Xi’an Jiaotong University China 81 =80
Tianjin University China 82 58
United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates 83 101–110
East China University of Science and Technology China 84 63
American University of Beirut Lebanon 85 =84
Xiamen University 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 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 China 96 89
Mahidol University Thailand 97 90
China Agricultural University China 98 82
National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan =99 =73
Sejong University South Korea =99 111–120

 

 

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