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Check out which Asian university made it to the top 20 in the latest QS University Rankings

- Asia News Network, BANGKOK

Jun 15, 2016- The QS University Rankings: Asia 2016 has released its results of 350 top universities in Asia for this year.

The universities were rated according to academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty/student ratio (15%), citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (10%); staff with a PhD (5%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%); proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%).

Northeast Asia took more than half of the list with China, (82 universities) leading followed by Japan (74) and South Korea (54). But the top ranked university came from Southeast Asia: the National University of Singapore.

Below are the countries and the number of universities they have on the list and information on those that made it to the Top 20:

Bangladesh – 2
Brunei – 1
China – 82
Hong Kong – 7
India – 23
Indonesia – 11
Japan – 74
Macau – 1
Malaysia – 20
Pakistan – 10
Philippines – 8
Singapore – 3
South Korea – 54
Sri Lanka – 2
Taiwan – 34
Thailand – 13
Vietnam – 5

TOP 20

1. National University of Singapore (100.0)
Public
Singapore
Founded as a medical school in 1905, has three campuses (Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram)
12th in 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings, ranked No.1 in Asia for third year running
Specialised fields: Medicine, Law, Life Sciences, Multidisciplinary
Notable alumni: Goh Chok Tong, prime minister (1990-2004); Margaret Chan, current WHO director-general; Ho Ching , Temasek Holdings CEO
http://www.nus.edu.sg/
 
2. The University of Hong Kong (98.5)
Public
Hong Kong
Founded in 1911
Specialised fields: Business, Law
Notable alumni: Stanley Ho, casino magnate; Sam Hui, Cantopop star; Eileen Chan, celebrated novelist
http://www.hku.hk/

3. Nanyang Technological University (98.4)
Public
Singapore
Founded in 1991
Specialised fields: Engineering, Technology
Notable alumni: Stefanie Sun, singer; Massagos Zulkifli, minister of environment and water resources
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/

4. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (98.0)
Public
Hong Kong
Founded in 1991, formerly QS University Rankings Asia's top university in 2011 and 2013
Specialised fields: Technology
Notable alumni: Myolie Wu, TVB actress
http://www.ust.hk/

5. Tsinghua University (97.1)
Public
China
Originally founded as Tsinghua Xuetang in 1911, adopted the name National Tsinghua University in 1928
Specialised field: Research
Notable alumni: Xi Jinping, president; Hu Jintao, president (2003-2013) , Zhu Rongji, prime minister (1998-2003)
http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/

6. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (96.9)
Public
South Korea
Founded in 1971
Specialised fields: Science and Technology
Notable alumni: Yi So-yeon, first Korean to fly in space
http://www.kaist.edu/

7. City University of Hong Kong (96.4)
Public
Hong Kong
Founded in 1984 as the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong
Specialised fields: Research
Notable alumni: Fiona Sit, Cantopop star
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/

8.  Chinese University of Hong Kong (96.0)
Public
Hong Kong
Founded in 1963
Specialised fields: Research, Life Sciences
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/

9. Peking University (95.6)
Public
China
Founded in 1898 , merged with Beijing Medical University in 2000, campus is known as "yan yuan" (the garden of Yan)
Specialised fields: Health Science
Notable alumni: Li Keqiang, premier; Michael Halliday, linguist
english.pku.edu.cn

10. Seoul National University (95.2)
Public
South Korea
Founded in 1946, has three campuses (Gwanak, Daehangno and Suwon)
Specialised field: Research
Notable alumni: Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General; Kim Tae Hee, actress; Hyun Bin, actor
http://www.useoul.edu/

11. Fudan University (94.9)
Public
Shanghai, China
Name is from two Chinese characters Fu (复) and Dan (旦), literally meaning "(heavenly light shines) day after day".
Founded in 1905, has four campuses (Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang and Jiangwan)
Notable alumni: Cao Guowei, CEO of Sina; Tang Jiaxuan, foreign minister (1998 to 2003)
www.fudan.edu.cn

12. Pohang University of Science And Technology (94.1)
Private
Pohang, South Korea
Specialised fields: Science, Engineering
Established in 1986 by POSCO, one of the world's leading steel companies
www.postech.ac.kr

13. University of Tokyo (94.0)
Public, National
Japan
Specialised field: Research
Established in 1877 and has five campuses (Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakan).
Named the Imperial University in 1886 and renamed Tokyo Imperial University in 1897.
Notable alumni: Eleven Nobel laureates
u-tokyo.ac.jp

14. Tokyo Institute of Technology (93.8)
Public, National
Japan
Specialised fields: Science and Technology
Established in 1881, it has three campuses (Meguro Yokohama, Suzukakedai and Tamachi)
Notable alumni: Yukio Hatoyama, prime minister (2009–2010); Naoto Kan, prime minister (2010-2011); Satoru Iwata, former CEO of Nintendo.
http://www.titech.ac.jp/

15. Kyoto University (93.3)
Public, National
Kyoto, Japan
Established in 1897
Notable alumni: Ten Nobel laureates
http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp

16. Korea University (93.1)
 Private
Seoul, South Korea
Established in 1905
Specialised field: Law
Notable alumni: Lee Myung Bak, president (2008-2013); Oh Se-hoon, Seoul mayor (2006-2011); Choi Tae-won, chairman of SK Group; Kim Yoon, chairman of Samyang Group; Lee Jae-Hyun, chairman of CJ Group; Kim Yeong-Min, CEO of SM Entertainment.
http://www.korea.edu

17. Osaka University (92.9)
Public, National
Osaka, Japan
Established in 1724
Specialised fields: Biology & Biochemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Immunology.
Notable alumni: Akio Morita, Sony founder; Hideki Yukawa, Nobel Prize for Physics (1949); Osamu Tezuka, manga artist.
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/index.html

18. Yonsei University (92.3)
Private
Seoul, South Korea
The name 'Yonsei' was derived from the first syllables of the names of its two parent institutions, “Yon” (연; 延) from Yonhi College and “Sei” (세; 世') from Severance Union Medical College.
Established in 1885
Notable alumni: Kim Woo-jung, founder and CEO of Daewoo Group; Koo Bon-Moo, chairman of LG Group; Lee Jae-Woong, founder and CEO of Daum Communications.
http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/eng/

19. Sungkyunkwan University (91.9)
Private
South Korea
Established in 1398
Specialised fields: Medicine; affiliated with Samsung Medical Centre
Notable alumni: Includes three prime ministers: Hwang Kyo-ahn (2015-present), Lee Wan-koo (February-April 2015),  Chung Hong-won (2013-2015); Kim Jeong-tae, chairman of Hana Finance Group; Kim Jong-jun, CEO of Hana Bank; Lee Soon-woo, chairman of Woori Finance Group; Kim Yong-hwan, CEO of the Export-Import Bank of Korea.
http://www.skku.edu/

20. Tohoku University (90.3)
Public, National
Established in 1907
During the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, its four campuses—located at least 12 kilometres from the ocean—suffered no damage from the tsunami but earthquake damage led to the closure of 27 buildings and caused millions of dollars of damage to equipment. No deaths or injuries were reported among its students and faculty.
Notable alumni: Koichi Tanaka, Nobel Prize for Chemistry (2002)
http://www.tohoku.ac.jp/english/

 

Published: 15-06-2016 15:57

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