Times Higher Education 2016 Top 100 Asia University Rankings More About University Rankings


China saw another increase in the number of universities in the top 100 list of the Asia University Rankings 2016 released on 20 June by Times Higher Education.

A total of 22 Chinese universities made it into the list of top 100 Asian universities, another success from 21 in 2015 and 18 in 2014, the latest rankings published by the London-based magazine showed.

In the overall list, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University take the first and second places — this is the first time that Singaporean institutions have taken the two top slots. 

National University of Singapore took the No. 1 spot from the University of Tokyo, which fell to seventh place this year. 

China's Peking University is in joint second spot, followed by the University of Hong Kong and China's Tsinghua University at fourth and fifth places, respectively. 

China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, leads all other countries with 22 institutions in the top 100 list.

The newly expanded list to cover 200 universities which had featured only top 100 universities in its ranking till 2015, now has twenty two countries — up from 14 last year — have been represented in the rankings.

The institutions from 22 countries, including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Qatar, are represented for the first time in the list. 

The THE Asia University Rankings use 13 performance parameters to reflect the attributes of Asia’s higher education systems.

CountryNumber of Institutions in Top 100
South Korea13
Hong Kong6
Saudi Arabia3

Asia University Rankings 2016 Top 100 

1National University of SingaporeSingapore
=2Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
=2Peking UniversityChina
4University of Hong KongHong Kong
5Tsinghua UniversityChina
6Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
7University of TokyoJapan
8Pohang University of Science and TechnologySouth Korea
9Seoul National University
South Korea
10Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea
11Kyoto UniversityJapan
12Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
13Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
14University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
15National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan
16City University of Hong KongHong Kong
=17Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
=17Korea UniversitySouth Korea
19Fudan UniversityChina
20Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
21Koç UniversityTurkey
22Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
23Tohoku UniversityJapan
24Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
25Zhejiang UniversityChina
26King Abdulaziz UniversitySaudi Arabia
27Indian Institute of ScienceIndia
28National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan
29Nanjing UniversityChina
30Osaka UniversityJapan
31National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
=32Gwangju Institute of Science and TechnologySouth Korea
=32Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
34Nagoya UniversityJapan
35National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
36Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
37Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
38Sabancı UniversityTurkey
39Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
40Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
41National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)Taiwan
42Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea
43Indian Institute of Technology BombayIndia
44Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
45Bilkent UniversityTurkey
=46China Medical University, TaiwanTaiwan
=46University of TsukubaJapan
48Kyushu UniversityJapan
49Hokkaido UniversityJapan
50University of MacauMacau
51Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurIndia
=52Sharif University of TechnologyIran
=52Tokyo Metropolitan UniversityJapan
=52University of UlsanSouth Korea
=55Ewha Womans UniversitySouth Korea
=55Wuhan UniversityChina
57Iran University of Science and TechnologyIran
58Tianjin UniversityChina
59Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)Japan
60Indian Institute of Technology DelhiIndia
61Isfahan University of TechnologyIran
62Indian Institute of Technology MadrasIndia
63East China University of Science and TechnologyChina
64Boğaziçi UniversityTurkey
65Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
66King Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsSaudi Arabia
67Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael
=68Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
=68National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
=70Chung-Ang UniversitySouth Korea
=70National Yang-Ming UniversityTaiwan
=70Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia
=73Hiroshima UniversityJapan
=73National Sun Yat-Sen UniversityTaiwan
75Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
76Amirkabir University of TechnologyIran
77Xiamen UniversityChina
78Soochow UniversityChina
79Ben-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
=80Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiIndia
=80Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
82China Agricultural UniversityChina
83East China Normal UniversityChina
=84American University of BeirutLebanon
=84Jadavpur UniversityIndia
=84Pusan National UniversitySouth Korea
87University of HaifaIsrael
88Renmin University of ChinaChina
89South China University of TechnologyChina
90Mahidol UniversityThailand
91Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey
92Tongji UniversityChina
93Dalian University of TechnologyChina
=94Middle East Technical UniversityTurkey
=94National Central UniversityTaiwan
96King Saud UniversitySaudi Arabia
97Tokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyJapan
98King Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiThailand
=99Istanbul UniversityTurkey
=99Osaka City UniversityJapan

Source - Times Higher Education

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