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NTU rises to 69th in QS world university rankings

2019/06/20 15:27:37

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London, June 19 (CNA) National Taiwan University (NTU) has been ranked as the 69th-best university in the world, up three notches from last year, in the latest world university rankings released by British education network Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

A total of 16 Taiwanese universities are included in the QS World University Rankings 2020, with NTU the only Taiwanese college listed among the top 100 in the global survey.

National Cheng Kung University saw the biggest improvement, rising nine notches to 225th and replacing National Chiao Tung University (227th) as the third-best Taiwanese school. National Tsing Hua University (173rd) is listed as the second-best Taiwanese school.

The QS rankings evaluate six metrics of a university -- academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio. Forty percent of the overall score is assigned to academic reputation, making it the metric with the heaviest weight.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology retains its top spot in the rankings for the eighth consecutive year, followed by Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Oxford.

National University of Singapore and the Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University are the highest-ranked Asian institutions, both receiving the same score to rank 11th in the survey.

(By Tai Ya-chen and Chi Jo-yao)