Thursday, 19 June 2014

Fresh from The Oven-2014 Top 100 Asia University Rankings by The Times Higher Education

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
China                      18
Hong Kong               6
India                       10
Iran                          3
Israel                        3
Japan                      20
Lebanon                   1
South Korea           14
Saudi Arabia            3
Singapore                 2
Taiwan                    13
Thailand                   2
Turkey                     5

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 

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

Source - The Times Higher Education

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