Times Higher Education magazine unveiled its latest rankings last month at the World Academic Summit held in Singapore.
The Times ranking, one of the most watched university league tables, uses 13 indicators – including research, knowledge transfer to industry and international outlook – to assess a university. Oxford University (United Kingdom) claimed the first position for the third consecutive year, while Cambridge retained its second position and Stanford in the United States held steady in third place. Check out the Top 10 Universities in Asia. (Scroll down for the list)
- Tsinghua University (China) – Located in Beijing, Tsinghua University was established in 1911 and offers a diverse range of courses, from journalism to arts and design as well as aerospace.
- National University of Singapore (Singapore) – The National University of Singapore (NUS) slid one place to the 23rd position in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September.
- Peking University (China)- Tsinghua University also overtook a number of the top universities in Western countries, including the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as New York University.
- University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)- The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is renowned for its academic excellence, world-class research programmes, global connections, and social impact.
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) – Established in 1991, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a world-class international research university dedicated to cutting-edge education and research. The University was founded with a mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, and to assist Hong Kong’s socio-economic development.
- The University of Tokyo (Japan) – The University of Tokyo, also known as Todai, climbed to 42nd place, up four places from its worst-ever ranking last year.
- Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) – Nanyang Technological University continue its climb up the charts by claiming the 51st position, one spot higher than the previous year’s listing.
- Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a public research university in Shatin, Hong Kong formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
- Kyoto University (Japan)- Kyoto University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. Kyoto University secured its position as the nation’s second highest-ranked university, jumping up nine places from last year to 65th — marking its second consecutive year of improvement on the influential ranking that lists over 1,250 of the world’s top institutions.
- Seoul National University (South Korea) – Korean universities do better in the QS World University Rankings, which place less emphasis on research and more weight on education-related indicators such as student-faculty ratio.