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Thirteen Asian Universities Among World's Top 100

Updated on November 13, 2007

Thirteen Asian Universities Among World's Top 100

Thirteen Asian universities were included in the world's top 100 universities as rated by the Times Higher Education Supplement Quacquarelli Symonds (THES-QS) World University Rankings. Out of these thirteen universities, four are from Japan, three are from China, three are from Hongkong , two are from Singapore and one from South Korea.

The thirteen universities are as follows with their corresponding rankings:

University of Tokyo ranks 17th

University of Hongkong ranks 18th

Kyoto University ranks 25th

National University of Singapore ranks 33rd

Peking University China ranks 36th

The Chinese University of Hongkong ranks 38th

Tsinghua University ranks 40th

Osaka University ranks 46th

Seoul National University ranks 51st

Hongkong University of Science

And Technology ranks 53rd

Nanyang Technological University ranks 69th

Fudan University China ranks 85th

Tokyo Institute of Technology ranks 90th

Forming the top ten are six universities from the United States and four universities from the United Kingdom. Harvard University with a 100% score is at the top of the list followed by the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Yale University and Imperial College London. Princeton University ranks sixth followed by California Institute of Technology , University of Chicago, University College London and Massachussets Institute of Technology.

Already on its fourth year, the THES-QS World University Ranking selects from over 15,000 educational institutions worldwide to come up with its annual list. The criteria used by THES-QS is composed of :

Research Quality - 60%

Graduate. Employability - 10%

International Outlook - 10%

Teaching Quality - 20%

With the ever increasing popularity of the global education system, the university ranking system of THES-QS serves as a guide for students on which universities to enroll.


THES-QS World University Ranking 2007


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      University ranking 8 years ago

      University of Tokyo is always the best ranked university in any university rankings.

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      Asad Niazi ( Pakistan kot addu) 8 years ago

      why pakistani university not mentioned in top rankings?

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      LY Wong 9 years ago

      That's good achievement to see 13 Asian univ in the world top 100.

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      That shows how Asia is investing in schools and universities, while the west is investing on military and other things. Investing in Education boosts the Economies of the countries in the long run, it is not a bad investment at all.

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Sam, God bless and regards.

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      soyelude 10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Good job here.On the whole it seems to me that Japanese Universities are higher ranked than any others in Asia. Thanx for the information, its good to know this.

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      soyelude 10 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria