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NTNU listed among world's top 7 sports-related universities

2015/11/26 15:25:33

NTNU's Gonguan campus. (CNA file photo)

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) has been listed among the top seven in the world in terms of sport sciences, physical education and kinesiology, according to a comparison conducted by Japan's University of Tsukuba.

Others schools on the list are Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), Loughborough University (UK), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Porto (Portugal), University of Tsukuba (Japan) and Waseda University (Japan). The universities were not ranked in order.

The "World University Comparisons in Sport Sciences, Physical Education and Kinesiology 2015" was carried out by University of Tsukuba in cooperation with Thomson Reuters Corp.

Nineteen universities across four continents submitted their departmental data, and NTNU is the only university in Taiwan that was invited to join the comparisons.

The universities were compared in three categories -- teaching capacity, research capability and competitive sports practice.

In the teaching capacity category, NTNU was listed alongside Loughborough University (UK), University of Porto (Portugal) and University of Tsukuba (Japan) as one of the four most outstanding universities.

(By Hsu Chih-wei and Y.F. Low)