Universities

9 Taiwanese universities among Asia’s top 100, led by NTU in 19th

Taipei, Nov 8 (CNA) Nine universities in Taiwan were among Asia’s top 100 universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking released on Tuesday, led by National Taiwan University (NTU) which retained 19th place for the third consecutive year.

NTU was the only higher education institution in Taiwan ranked in the top 20 of QS Asia University Rankings 2023, which included 760 Asian universities, the most to date.

Meanwhile, the other eight Taiwan universities in the top 100 included National Cheng Kung University (36th), National Tsing Hua University (38th), National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (43rd), and National Science and Technology Institute of Taiwan (59th)

There were also National Taiwan Normal University (70th), National Taipei University of Technology (73rd), National Sun Yat-sen University (80th) and Taipei Medical University (97th), according to classification.

Forty-seven Taiwanese universities and institutions were included in the ranking this year, according to the British society.

Compared to last year’s edition which featured 46 universities and institutions in Taiwan, 28 fell in the rankings, 14 remained unchanged and four improved, with National Ilan University ranked in the category 601-650, entering the leaderboard for the first time. .

Peking University in China took the top spot this year, breaking National University of Singapore’s four-year run for the top spot.

The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by a diverse selection of universities from across East and Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, according to the QS website. .

NTU was ranked in the top eight for academic reputation and top 14 for employer reputation, two of the university’s best performers in the 11 indicators QS uses to determine scores.

QS Vice President Ben Sowter said Taiwan’s education system faces significant demographic challenges, despite the fact that several universities in the country rank high in the rankings.

Sowter suggested that Taiwan strengthen internationalization and improve conditions for international students to study in the country, such as offering more English-taught degree programs.