National Taiwan University Ranks 152nd in THE World University Rankings 2024: Key Findings and Analysis

2023-09-27 14:01:00

2023/9/27 22:01 (updated at 9/27 22:34)

The picture shows the gate of National Taiwan University. (CNA file photo)

(Central News Agency reporter Chen Yunyu, London, 27th) A special edition of the British “Times Higher Education” (THE) was announced todayWorld University Rankings 2024the University of Oxford in the UK has ranked first in the world for the eighth consecutive year, and National Taiwan University is the highest-ranked university in Taiwan and 152nd in the world.

National Taiwan University ranks 113th in the 2022 World University Rankings; it fell to 187th in 2023, and rose to 152nd in 2024, an improvement of 35 places. Phil Baty, chief international affairs officer of THE, said he was pleased that after several years of instability, National Taiwan University has now successfully consolidated its position among the top 200 universities in the world.

Among universities from Taiwan, the second highest ranked university in the world is China Medical University, ranking between 301st and 350th in the world rankings.

In addition to National Taiwan University and China Medical University, the 10 best-performing universities from Taiwan in the world rankings also include Asia University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University, and Taipei University, which are ranked between 401st and 500th. Medical University, as well as National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan Normal University, and Yunlin University of Science and Technology in the 501st to 600th range.

In terms of overall ranking, the top 10 universities in the world are Oxford University, Stanford University, MIT, Harvard University, Cambridge University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, University of California, Berkeley, Yale University.

Among the top 10 universities in the world, the United Kingdom and the United States account for 3 and 7 respectively. In Asia, the three highest-ranked universities in the world are Tsinghua University (12th) and Peking University (14th) in China, as well as the National University of Singapore (19th).

This is the 20th time THE World University Rankings have been released, and it is also the largest one, with a total of 1,904 universities and colleges from 108 countries and regions participating in the rankings.

The 2024 World University Rankings use 18 performance indicators, more than in previous years. These 18 indicators cover five major areas: teaching, research quality, research environment, international outlook, and industry. THE reminds that this change in the ranking method may affect the scores of some universities; this factor should be taken into consideration when analyzing and comparing the rankings of various universities over the years.

According to information provided by THE, compared with universities and colleges in other countries and regions participating in the evaluation, Taiwan’s performance is higher than the world average in the two fields of “industry” and “research environment”, but in “teaching” and “research environment”, Taiwan’s performance is higher than the world average. The three areas of “International Outlook” and “Research Quality” are lower than the world average, especially “Research Quality”.

However, due to the changes in the evaluation method of the major indicator “research quality” in this ranking, Taiwan’s universities and colleges have improved their performance in the “research quality” ranking this time than before.

Batty pointed out that Taiwan’s universities and colleges perform outstandingly in industry-related indicators, and the best witnesses are the successful international companies from Taiwan. (Editor: Chen Huiping) 1120927

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