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University of Tokyo top Times Asia Rankings 2014

Full coverage of the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014, including which country in Asia has the most institutions in the top 100, the continuing rivalry between Japan & China, and more.

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The University of Tokyo has been ranked first in Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings for 2014, beating out the National University of Singapore (2nd, for the 2nd year in a row) and the University of Hong Kong (3rd).

The University of Tokyo retained their crown as the top university in Asia according to the annual rankings. Thirteen countries were represented in the top 100 with universities from five countries making up the top 10 alone.

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The rivalry between Japan and China continues. While Japan has captured the top spot once again and has the most universities in the top 100, several Chinese universities have gained ground, including the University of Science and Technology of China and Wuhan University of Technology.

The Asia Rankings are judged according to the same 13 performance indicators as the Times World Rankings. The Rankings offer a look at the growing reputation of Asian universities and the competition they pose their Western counterparts in the near future. Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said: ‘Many Asian institutions are making strong progress in the World University Rankings, but the global list remains dominated by North America and Western Europe – for now, at least. This new table offers us a clearer picture of the Asian institutions poised to mount a serious challenge to the traditional Western elite.’

Other highlights this year include India with 10 universities in the top 100 (up from three last year) and Hong Kong with six in the top 50 (particularly noteworthy given its size).

 

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You can check out the full Times Higher Education Asia Rankings 2014 below:

2014 Asia ranking

2013 Asia ranking

Institution name

Country/region

1

1

University of Tokyo

Japan

2

2

National University of Singapore

Singapore

3

3

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

4

8

Seoul National University

South Korea

5

4

Peking University

China

6

6

Tsinghua University

China

7

7

Kyoto University

Japan

8

10

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

9

9

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong

10

5

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

11

11

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

12

12

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

13

13

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

14

14

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

15

17

Osaka University

Japan

16

=15

Tohoku University

Japan

17

20

Yonsei University

South Korea

18

=15

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

19

37

Boğaziçi University

Turkey

19

18

Tel Aviv University

Israel

21

25

University of Science and Technology of China

China

22

19

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

23

=28

Korea University

South Korea

24

38

Istanbul Technical University

Turkey

25

24

Fudan University

China

26

21

Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

27

23

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)

South Korea

27

36

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan

29

22

Middle East Technical University

Turkey

29

26

Nagoya University

Japan

31

=28

Bilkent University

Turkey

32

-

Panjab University

India

32

41

Renmin University of China

China

34

32

National Chiao Tung University

Taiwan

35

=33

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong

36

35

Nanjing University

China

37

=42

Sharif University of Technology

Iran

38

27

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

39

39

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Japan

40

31

Koç University

Turkey

41

45

Zhejiang University

China

42

50

Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

42

=42

University of Tsukuba

Japan

44

47

National Cheng Kung University

Taiwan

45

30

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

India

46

46

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Taiwan

47

40

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

48

44

Hokkaido University

Japan

49

=58

Wuhan University of Technology

China

50

55

King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi

Thailand

50

48

Kyushu University

Japan

52

52

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

53

49

King Abdulaziz University

Saudi Arabia

54

54

National Central University

Taiwan

55

-

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

India

56

51

Sun Yat-sen University

China

57

=69

China Medical University, Taiwan

Taiwan

58

77

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia

59

74

Hanyang University

South Korea

59

-

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

India

59

56

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

India

62

-

Tianjin University

China

63

60

Juntendo University

Japan

64

64

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

64

57

Waseda University

Japan

64

=58

Wuhan University

China

67

-

East China Normal University

China

67

=62

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Saudi Arabia

69

66

Harbin Institute of Technology

China

70

68

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

71

=69

Osaka City University

Japan

72

53

Keio University

Japan

72

-

University of Seoul

South Korea

74

67

Hiroshima University

Japan

74

-

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

India

76

-

Ewha Woman’s University

South Korea

76

-

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

India

76

-

Jadavpur University

India

79

80

Dalian University of Technology

China

80

-

Aligarh Muslim University

India

81

-

Hunan University

China

82

61

Mahidol University

Thailand

83

-

Asia University, Taiwan

Taiwan

83

=62

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Iran

85

95

Isfahan University of Technology

Iran

86

=87

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

87

-

Tongji University

China

88

73

Kobe University

Japan

89

84

Kyungpook National University

South Korea

90

-

Jawaharlal Nehru University

India

91

71

Yuan Ze University

Taiwan

92

78

Sogang University

South Korea

93

=89

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

94

85

Okayama University

Japan

95

=89

Xi'an Jiaotong University

China

96

=96

Kanazawa University

Japan

97

72

Chung Yuan Christian University

Taiwan

98

75

Chiba University

Japan

98

79

Pusan National University

South Korea

100

94

Chung-Ang University

South Korea

 

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