The world’s leading international higher education research institutions Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released its latest Asian University Rankings. QS invited 28,000 and 7,700 employers worldwide to evaluate the reputation of the institutions; also the QS developed the ranking by considering other factors including the proportion of school students and professors, number of published papers per scholar, frequency of quotation of papers, degree of internationalization on campus, and the ratio of students to participate in overseas exchange.
1. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;
2. National University of Singapore;
2. University of Hong Kong;
4. Seoul National University;
5. Beijing University;
6. Korea Institute of Science and Technology;
7. South Korean Pohang University;
7. The Chinese University of Hong Kong;
9. University of Tokyo;
10. Kyoto University;
10. Nanyang Technological University
Good results obtained by universities in mainland of China
Mainland universities also have good results, in addition to the Beijing University’s being ranked at top 5 in Asia, Tsinghua University advanced from last year’s No. 15 to 14, other universities sitting in the top 30 include: Fudan University (23), China University of Technology (26), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (27), Zhejiang University (28), Nanjing University (Admissions Office) (29).
Asia accounted for 17% of the world’s top 200 universities
QS research director Sauter who is responsible for the survey said that universities from Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China and Korea are challenging the world’s best universities; currently among the world’s top 200 universities, 17% of them are from Asia, he believes within the next 20 years, Asia will overtake Europe and the US in leading the best universities in the world.