QS.com Asian University Rankings: The Top 100

The results of the QS.com Asian University Rankings are finally here. You can view the full results and more detail on the methodology on http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings but here are the Top 100 to get you started…

2009 rank School Name Country
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1 University of HONG KONG Hong Kong
2 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
3 University of TOKYO Japan
4 HONG KONG University of Science and Tech… Hong Kong
5 KYOTO University Japan
6 OSAKA University Japan
7 KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Scie… Korea, South
8 SEOUL National University Korea, South
9 TOKYO Institute of Technology Japan
10= National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
10= PEKING University China
12 NAGOYA University Japan
13 TOHOKU University Japan
14 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
15= KYUSHU University Japan
15= TSINGHUA University China
17 Pohang University of Science and Technol… Korea, South
18 CITY University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
19 University of TSUKUBA Japan
20= HOKKAIDO University Japan
20= KEIO University Japan
22 National TAIWAN University Taiwan
23 KOBE University Japan
24 University of Science and Technology of … China
25 YONSEI University Korea, South
26 FUDAN University China
27 NANJING University China
28 HIROSHIMA University Japan
29 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG University China
30= Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (I… India
30= MAHIDOL University Thailand
32 ZHEJIANG University China
33 KOREA University Korea, South
34 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (I… India
35 CHULALONGKORN University Thailand
36 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (II… India
37 WASEDA University Japan
38 The HONG KONG Polytechnic University Hong Kong
39 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
40 National TSING HUA University Taiwan
41 CHIBA University Japan
42 EWHA WOMANS University Korea, South
43 National CHENG KUNG University Taiwan
44 SUNGKYUNKWAN University Korea, South
45 NAGASAKI University Japan
46 HANYANG University Korea, South
47 National YANG MING University Taiwan
48 TOKYO Metropolitan University Japan
49 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (I… India
50 University of INDONESIA Indonesia
51 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Malaysia
52 SHOWA University Japan
53 KUMAMOTO University Japan
54 YOKOHAMA NATIONAL University Japan
55 YOKOHAMA CITY University Japan
56 OKAYAMA University Japan
57 KYUNG HEE University Korea, South
58 PUSAN National University Korea, South
59 GIFU University Japan
60 University of DELHI India
61 SOGANG University Korea, South
62 KANAZAWA University Japan
63= Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (… India
63= OSAKA CITY University Japan
63= Universitas GADJAH MADA Indonesia
63= University of the PHILIPPINES Philippines
67 TOKYO University of Science (TUS) Japan
68 GUNMA University Japan
69 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Malaysia
70 TIANJIN University China
71 National SUN YAT-SEN University Taiwan
72 National TAIWAN University of Science an… Taiwan
73 Hong Kong BAPTIST University Hong Kong
74 National CHIAO TUNG University Taiwan
75 XI’AN JIAOTONG University China
76 DE LA SALLE University Philippines
77 National CENTRAL University Taiwan
78 NIIGATA University Japan
79 OCHANOMIZU University Japan
80 BANDUNG Institute of Technology (ITB) Indonesia
81 CHIANG MAI University Thailand
82= KYUNGPOOK National University Korea, South
82= Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia
84 Ateneo de MANILA University Philippines
85 THAMMASAT University Thailand
86 TOKAI University Japan
87 MIE University Japan
88 CHONNAM National University Korea, South
89 KAGOSHIMA University Japan
90 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Malaysia
91 CHANG GUNG University Taiwan
92 INHA University Korea, South
93 TOKYO University of Agriculture and Tech… Japan
94 TONGJI University China
95 SOUTHEAST University China
96 HITOTSUBASHI University Japan
97 CHONBUK National University Korea, South
98 AJOU University Korea, South
99 CHUNGNAM National University Korea, South
100 University of PUNE India
  • Juhanie Cheung

    Congratulations on the publishing the Asia university rankings. I would like to proposition that under the criteria of ‘Internationalisation’, future rankings consider transnational education (TNE) provided by universities both in scope and quality of provision. Students enrolled in transnational education (i.e. offshore) is about to exceed those internationally recruited (inward recruitment) by 2010. For the top universities ranked here, they are partnered with top universities around the world through the provision of TNE. And because of the stringent quality assurance at both national and institutional levels, such partnerships will only materialise with equally respected reputations.

  • http://www.qs.com/intelligenceunit bensowter

    One of the plans we have on the table is for a partnership/collaboration tracker that would enable institutions to reflect the strength of their partnerships with other international institutions in a range of categories – research and exchange being the most obvious but we could also embrace your suggestion in this context.. Institutions could talk about the nature of a partnership and rate its level of activity. Partner institutions could corroborate the existence and status of the relationship.

    In time we would plan to develop a potential additional indicator for rankings that would take into account a combination of the number of corroborated partnerships (discarding inactive ones), the activity rating (we would take the lower score from the two parties) and the quality of the partner institution (based on their rank position).

    Feedback on this idea would be very welcome.

  • http://www.geography.wisc.edu/faculty/olds/index.htm globalhighered

    Hi Ben…the latter idea is interesting, though I know that universities themselves have been having a very hard time sorting this out. You could map out formal partnership memberships, but the quality/depth of international collaboration, in practice, is not captured by memberships, and it would be difficult to identify one or two people who can speak about the reality of the situation. Ghost MOUs exist in ever so many universities, as well.

    You could crunch the international joint authorship data…and map it out. This is a proxy measure that would be more effective in generating insights about this issue, and you don’t need university input to provide data. BUT it would reflect the limitations of systems run by Thomson Reuters and Scopus, including the problem of limited languages factored in.

    • http://www.qs.com/intelligenceunit bensowter

      Thanks for your comments. Crunching the data for joint authorship is definitely an interesting thought, and comparatively simple to achieve. It would only provide insight on research focused relationships though. We could, perhaps use it as a corroborating factor for partnerships of this type.

      Ghost MOUs are definitely an issue – but this is where corroboration and activity rating from the partner institution come to bear. These, combined with some weighting based on the rank of the partner school MAY form a good indicator. In our experience more highly reputed institutions tend to be more selective in partnership terms and less tolerant of inactivity.

      Ultimately, we have found that asking for data has been a catalyst for the improvement of universities’ ability to provide it. So let’s see what happens.