Asian universities continue to feature high up in global university and college rankings. Based on a number of parameters and performance indicators including academic reputation and quality of education offered, here is a look at Asia’s top universities
1. National University Of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
A higher education institution of global repute, the National University of Singapore is home to a student population of well over 36,000 students, local and international. The university currently has 17 faculties across its three campus locations.
2. University Of Hong Kong (UHK) China
Regarded one of the most prestigious among Asian universities, the University of Hong Kong has a student population of about 30,000 students. It has 10 faculties, and boasts of a dentistry program that is highly ranked globally.
3. Tsinghua University, China
Another premier university with a little more than 36,000 local and international students. The university has 20 colleges, and is best known for its engineering programs. The university boasts of having one of the most beautiful campuses across all of Asia.
4. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
NTU continues to rank high among the top 50 under 50, that is, the top 50 among universities that are under 50 years old. This young, yet fast growing university is home to around 32000 students. It has 8 colleges and schools, spread across three campus locations.
5. Peking University (PKU) China
The oldest institution of higher learning across all of China is home to an estimated student population of around 43,000 students. It has an expansive urban main campus on which stands one of the largest libraries in the world.
6. University Of Tokyo, Japan
This is one of Japan’s most prestigious universities and has a mixed student population of both locals and non-locals estimated to be around 30,000 students. The University of Tokyo has 10 faculties and 5 campuses.
7. Fudan University, China
Another prestigious Chinese institution of higher learning, Fudan University has three urban campuses and a suburban campus. Its total student population comes to around 32000, pursuing different courses as offered by the university’s 17 schools.
8. Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology (HKUST), China
This is one of Asia’s fastest growing institution of higher learning, thanks to its commitment to becoming a world-class university since opening its doors in 1991. The institution is a campus university and boasts of a student population of more than 15,000 students, both local and non-local.
9. Korea Advanced Institute Of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea
KAIST is Korea’s first research oriented institution with a focus on science, engineering and technology. It is home to a student population of about 12000 students, pursuing courses in the institution’s 6 colleges. KAIST has two campus locations.
10. The Chinese University Of Hong Kong (CUHK), China
CUHK is home to a student population of a little more than 20,000 students. The university offers different undergraduate and postgraduate programs and courses in its 8 academic faculties. The institution has one rural campus, located in Shatin, Hong Kong.
To find their way into the list of best universities in Asia, each of these institutions has proven itself in terms of academic track record and employer reputation among other matrices.