Top Universities In Asia 2017 Rankings
Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand are among the Asian nations that could become leading higher education hubs in future years, according to the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017. The table is based on the same 13 performance indicators as THE’s World University Rankings.
Thailand is the most represented country in Southeast Asia, with 10 universities in total, led by Mahidol University in 97th place. King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, one of three new entries for the nation, has climbed into the top 200.
Indonesia now has two representatives, doubling its tally from last year; while Pakistan has seven, up from two, including two additional entries in the top 200.
Top Universities in Asia 2017 placing the top ten are: 3 Universities from South Korea Pohang University of Science and Technology, Seoul National University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). 1 University from Japan University of Tokyo. 2 from Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong. 2 from China, Tsinghua University and Peking University. And 2 Universities from Singapore The Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore at number one.
The National University of Singapore is the top institution in the continent for the second year in a row, while Malaysia. This is the second consecutive year that NUS has been crowned the top university in Asia, after it first overtook the University of Tokyo in 2016.
The growing strength of Chinese universities saw Nanyang Technological University (NTU) drop from joint-second in the rankings to fourth spot this year. NTU was overtaken by both Peking University and Tsinghua University, despite seeing an overall improvement on its score.
The gap between NUS and Peking University has also narrowed. In 2016, NUS’ overall score was 77.4 compared to Peking’s 72.9. Both universities’ scores improved this year, with NUS at 80.6 while Peking’s was 77.5. NTU’s score went up from 72.9 to 74.2, while Tsinghua’s jumped from 70.9 to 76.8.
Mr Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, commented: “China’s Peking and Tsinghua universities (have) improved by a larger margin (compared to Singapore universities), resulting in their second and third rankings, respectively, this year. Top Universities in Asia 2017 rankings Source.