Times Higher Education 2014 Top 100 Asia University Rankings Undergraduate - more about university rankings


Japan continued its dominance with a total of 20 institution and The University of Tokyo top in the list. China improving its presence in the rankings with a total of 18 institutions in the top 100, according to The Times Higher Education (THE)

Perhaps the brightest star of the 2014 Asia University Rankings is India. Last year it had just three institutions in the top 100, but in 2014 rankings released on 19th June 2014 by THE, the country now boasts 10 institutions in the table. 

South Korea, a country touted having the second best education system in the world has 14 institutions in the top 100 list.

For ASEAN region, only 2 countries represented in the top 100 list namely the mighty Singapore with 2 institutions and the land of freedom, Thailand with also 2 institutions.

Below are the the breakdown of number of universities in the Top 100 by country:

Country Number of Institutions in Top 100
South Korea14
Hong Kong6
Saudi Arabia3

Are Asia universities provide a viable further education alternative compared with Western universities?

The decision to study in Asia may be a wise one, as the continent is poised to dominate the 21st century. Asia's economic, political and multi-cultural importance is growing at a fast and never-before seen rate.  In addition to economic and population booms, many Asian countries are also undergoing rapid growth in their higher education sectors, meaning ever more attractive options for prospective students.

From established powerhouses like Japan and Hong Kong to the newly formed university hubs of the ASEAN region and, of course, the ever-increasing might of China, the continent offers a wealth of options to the student looking to get a head start in an international career.

Having studied abroad in Asia is a valuable asset on your resume when competing for job. Many fortune 500 companies are expanding to Asia in particular in China and need employees with experience of Asian cultures, language and business methods. In China, Beijing has recorded a total of 48 headquarters of companies on the Fortune's Global 500 list in 2013, overtaking Tokyo for No 1 for the first time in the ranking of city with the most profitable companies in the world. As such, students with the first hand knowledge on Asia have an edge and advantage when applying job.

If you are looking for the top universities in Asia for further education, below is the list of university in Top 100 rankings for 2014. 

Asia University Rankings 2014 Top 100 

1The University of Tokyo    Japan
2National University of Singapore (NUS)   Singapore
3The University of Hong Kong   Hong Kong
4Seoul National University   Republic of Korea
5Peking University         China
6Tsinghua University China
7Kyoto University Japan
8Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)Republic of Korea
9Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
10Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech)Republic of Korea
11Nanyang Technological University Singapore
12Chinese University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
13Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
14National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
15Osaka UniversityJapan
16Tohoku University  Japan
17Yonsei UniversityRepublic of Korea
18Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
19Boğaziçi UniversityTurkey
19Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
21University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
22City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
23Korea UniversityRepublic of Korea
24Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey
25Fudan University   China
26Technion Israel Institute of Technology  Israel
27Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)Republic of Korea
27Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityJapan
29Middle East Technical University Turkey
30Nagoya UniversityJapan
31Bilkent University Turkey
32Panjab University India
32Renmin University of ChinaChina
34National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
35Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
36Nanjing UniversityChina
37Sharif University of Technology Iran
38National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
39Tokyo Medical and Dental University      Japan
40Koç University   Turkey
41Zhejiang University China
42Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong
42University of Tsukuba Japan
44National Cheng Kung University Taiwan
45Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur  India
46National Sun Yat-Sen UniversityTaiwan
47Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
48Hokkaido UniversityJapan
49Wuhan University of TechnologyChina
50King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi Thailand
51Kyushu University  Japan
52National Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaiwan
53King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
54National Central UniversityTaiwan
55Indian Institute of Technology, KanpurIndia
56Sun Yat-sen University China
57China Medical University, TaiwanTaiwan
58King Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
59Hanyang University Republic of Korea
59Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi India
59Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee   India
62Tianjin University     China
63Juntendo UniversityJapan
64Wuhan University  China
64Kyung Hee UniversityRepublic of Korea
64Waseda University  Japan
67East China Normal UniversityChina
67King Fahd University of Petroleum & MineralsSaudi Arabia
69Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
70National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
71Osaka City University  Japan
72Keio UniversityJapan
72University of SeoulRepublic of Korea
74Hiroshima UniversityJapan
74Indian Institute of Technology, GuwahatiIndia
76 Ewha Womans UniversityRepublic of Korea
76Indian Institute of Technology, Madras  India
76 Jadavpur University India
79Dalian University of Technology  China
80Aligarh Muslim University India
81Hunan University    China
82Mahidol UniversityThailand
83Asia University, TaiwanTaiwan
83Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran
85Isfahan University of Technology Iran
86American University of BeirutLebanon
87Tongji University  China
88Kobe UniversityJapan
89Kyungpook National University Republic of Korea
90Jawaharlal Nehru University India
91Yuan Ze University Taiwan
92Sogang University  Republic of Korea
93National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
94Okayama UniversityJapan
95Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityChina
96Kanazawa University  Japan
97Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan
98Chiba UniversityJapan
99Pusan National UniversityRepublic of Korea
100Chung-Ang University Republic of Korea

Source - The Times Higher Education

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