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National Taiwan University's global ranking up again in 2015

National Taiwan University's global ranking up again in 2015

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) National Taiwan University (NTU) was ranked as the 70th best university in the world, up six notches from last year, in the QS World University Rankings released in London overnight. The rankings looked at six factors -- academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio -- in giving each university a score that decided their ranking. National Taiwan University, which was the only Taiwanese school ranked in the top 100, had a total score of 75.4, tied with Lund University in Sweden, the University of Nottingham in England and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The score was good enough for a ranking of 70th for National Taiwan University, up from 76th in 2014 and 82nd in 2013. The global rankings list was published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd., a global information provider on specialist higher education and careers information and solutions. In the latest QS rankings, nine universities in Taiwan were ranked among the top 400. National Tsing Hua University was ranked 155th, ahead of National Chiao Tung University (182nd), National Cheng Kung University (224th), National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) (260th), National Yang Ming University (338th), National Taiwan Normal University (376th), National Sun Yat-sen University (379th), and National Central University (397th). Among the nine Taiwanese universities in the global rankings, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology had the biggest improvement, rising 111 notches on the 2015 list. Taiwan Tech President Liao Ching-jong said his school's improvement in the 2015 rankings showed that the university's efforts in internationalizing its operations and strengthening academic performance have been recognized globally. Liao said that Taiwan Tech's emphasis on teaching and the publication of research papers, and the many citations of its papers in the international academic arena, also contributed to the school's improved ranking. In the 2015 rankings, National University of Singapore (12th) was the highest-ranked Asian institution, ahead of Nanyang Technological University (13th), also in Singapore. China's Tsinghua University was Asia's third best university in the rankings at 25th, ahead of Peking University (41st). Four Hong Kong universities finished in the top 100: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (28th), the University of Hong Kong (30th), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (51st), and City University of Hong Kong (57th). (By Hsu Chih-wei, Stanley Cheung and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-21 06:32 GMT+08:00