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Top Asian Academic Universities in World University Rankings 2009

Top Asian Academic Universities in World University Rankings 2009 Trying to figure out the top ranking universities in Asia? Let me help you out.

Following is the best of the top world university rankings for the Asian academic universities analyzed for year 2009. Many of the leading rankings for 2009 still didn’t come out, but since I’ve been asked about this, I’ll post what I know is out and will and keep the rankings list updated as new world university rankings come out during 2009.

Various previous rankings covered include:

QS’ Top Universities, formerly known as Times Higher Rankings, have just released (May 11th) their rankings for Asian universities 2009 (2009 rank, school name, country):

  • 1     University of HONG KONG     Hong Kong
  • 2     The CHINESE University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
  • 3     University of TOKYO     Japan
  • 4     HONG KONG University of Science and Technology     Hong Kong
  • 5     KYOTO University     Japan
  • 6     OSAKA University     Japan
  • 7     KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science     Korea, South
  • 8     SEOUL National University     Korea, South
  • 9     TOKYO Institute of Technology     Japan
  • 10     National University of Singapore (NUS)     Singapore
  • 10     PEKING University     China
  • 12     NAGOYA University     Japan
  • 13     TOHOKU University     Japan
  • 14     Nanyang Technological University (NTU)     Singapore
  • 15     KYUSHU University     Japan
  • 15     TSINGHUA University     China
  • 17     Pohang University of Science and Technoly     Korea, South
  • 18     CITY University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
  • 19     University of TSUKUBA     Japan
  • 20     HOKKAIDO University     Japan
  • 20     KEIO University     Japan
  • 22     National TAIWAN University     Taiwan
  • 23     KOBE University     Japan
  • 24     University of Science and Technology of  China   China
  • 25     YONSEI University     Korea, South
  • 26     FUDAN University     China
  • 27     NANJING University     China
  • 28     HIROSHIMA University     Japan
  • 29     SHANGHAI JIAO TONG University     China
  • 30     Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (I…     India
  • 30      MAHIDOL University      Thailand

 

For the 2008 list, see "Asian university rankings – Top universities in Asia 2008".

[UPDATE 08/10/2009] QS also updated their full list for the top 200 universities in the world. The Asian rankings follow:

  1. 22     19     University of Tokyo     Japan
  2. 24     26     University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
  3. 25     25     Kyoto University     Japan
  4. 30     30=     National University of Singapore     Singapore    
  5. 35     39     Hong Kong University of Science and Technology     Hong Kong
  6. 43=     44     Osaka University     Japan    
  7. 46     42     Chinese University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong    
  8. 47=     50=     Seoul National University     South Korea    
  9. 49=     56     Tsinghua University     China
  10. 52=     50=     Peking University     China    
  11. 55=     61     Tokyo Institute of Technology     Japan    
  12. 69     95     Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology     South Korea
  13. 73=     77     Nanyang Technological University     Singapore  
  14. 92=     120     Nagoya University     Japan
  15. 95=     124=     National Taiwan University     Taiwan
  16. 97     112     Tohoku University     Japan
  17. 102     93=     Hebrew University of Jerusalem     Israel
  18. 103=     113     Fudan University     China
  19. 114=     114     Tel Aviv University     Israel
  20. 124     147=     City University of Hong Kong     Hong Kong
  21. 132=     109     Technion – Israel Institute of Technology     Israel
  22. 134     188=     Pohang University of Science and Technology     South Korea
  23. 142     214     Keio University     Japan
  24. 148     180=     Waseda University     Japan
  25. 151=     203     Yonsei University     South Korea
  26. 153     144=     Shanghai Jiao Tong University     China
  27. 154     141     University of Science and Technology of China     China 
  28. 155=     158     Kyushu University     Japan
  29. 163     174=     Indian Institute of Technology Bombay     India
  30. 171=     174=     Hokkaido University     Japan
  31. 174=     216     University of Tsukuba     Japan
  32. 180     230     Universiti Malaya     Malaysia
  33. 181     154     Indian Institute of Technology Delhi     India
  34. 195     224     Hong Kong Polytechnic University     Hong Kong

 

Here’s from their summary of the performance for Asia:

The US domination of the top ranks of global higher education is not as strong as it has been in previous years. The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings 2009 show that institutions in Asian countries such as Hong Kong and Japan are growing in stature. […]

"These countries have invested heavily in higher education in recent years, and this is reflected in the improved quality in their top institutions," he says. "They have also attempted to internationalise their universities by hiring more faculty from overseas … this helps to improve their visibility globally.

"These universities have also stressed the importance of their professors publishing in international journals, which has no doubt increased the visibility of their research."

 

For the 2008 list, see "Asian university rankings – Top universities in Asia 2008".

 

[UPDATE 16/10/2009] Economist has released their list of top ranking business schools in the world. Following are the rankings of the Asian universities for MBA programs :

  1. 23 INSEAD France / Singapore
  2. 30 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – School of Business and Management Hong Kong
  3. 38 Hong Kong, University of – Faculty of Business and Economics Hong Kong
  4. 71 Nanyang Business School – Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  5. 78 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
  6. 85 International University of Japan – Graduate School of International Management Japan
  7. 89 National University of Singapore – The NUS Business School Singapore
  8. 95 China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) China
  9. 99 Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad India
  10. n/a Asian Institute of Management Philippines

 

Following are the 2009 world university rankings for International Management by "most favored by employers". Here’s the summary :

Employers’ top 10 preferred schools in the Asia Pacific region are:
INSEAD Singapore, NUS, AGSM, CEIBS, IIM Bangalore, HKUST, and Nanyang.

Following are the rankings of the top 15:

  1. CEIBS (China)
  2. INSEAD (Singapore)
  3. NUS Business school (Singapore)
  4. Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)
  5. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HK)
  6. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)
  7. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (India)
  8. Indian Institute of Managemet Calcutta (India)
  9. Indian School of Business (India)
  10. Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  11. Tsinghua University School of Economics & Management (China)
  12. University of Hong Kong (HK)
  13. Chinese University of Hong Kong (HK)
  14. Delhi University (India)
  15. Guanghua School of Management , Peking University (China)

 

Financial Times’ best Asian Global MBA world university rankings 2009 :

Rank in 2009 3 year average rank School name Country Weighted salary (US$) Salary percentage increase Employed at three months (%)
5 6 Insead France / Singapore 147908 108 89 ( 95)
8 10 Ceibs China 151641 179 92 ( 94)
15   Indian School of Business India 148339 160 100 ( 93)
16   Hong Kong UST Business School China 108364 128 93 ( 86)
24 46 Nanyang Business School Singapore 104294 131 92 ( 100)
35   National University of Singapore School of Business Singapore 95926 122 87 ( 88)

 

Top Asian Academic Universities in World University Rankings 2009

I’m not quite sure about this next rankings as it’s not well known, so I suggest reading up on the methodology. Here’s from "Top ranking MBA" (Rank, Business School, Website)

  • 1 Chinese University of Hong Kong www.cuhk.edu.hk
  • 2 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad www.iimahd.ernet.in
  • 3 National University of Singapore Business School, Singapore www.nus.edu.sg
  • 4 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong www.bm.ust.hk
  • 5 Asian Institute of Management, Philippines www.aim.edu.ph
  • 6= Australian Graduate School of Management www.agsm.edu.au
  • 6= University of Queensland Business School, Australia www.gsm.uq.edu.au
  • 8 University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business & Economics, Hong Kong www.fbe.hku.hk
  • 9 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore www.iimb.ernet.in
  • 10 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore www.ntu.edu.sg
  • 11 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta www.iimcal.ac.in
  • 13 China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China
    www.ceibs.edu
  • 14 Chulalongkorn University, Sasin Graduate School of Mangement, Thailand
     www.sasin.chula.ac.th
  • 15= City University of Hong Kong www.cityu.edu.hk
  • 15= Chicago Graduate School of Business, Singapore
    www.gsb.uchicago.edu
  • 17= Yonsei University, South Korea
    www.yonse.ac.kr/~gmba/index.html
  • 17 Indian Institute of Mangement, Lucknow
    www.iiml.ac.in
  • 20 International University of Japan www.iuj.ac.jp
  • 21 Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand www.ait.ac.th
  • 23 Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, China
    www.gsm.pku.edu.cn
  • 23= National Institute of Development & Administration, Thailand
    www.nida.ac.th
  • 25 Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
    www.lums.edu.pl

 

Other world university rankings you might want to have a look at :

 

If you’re looking for something a bit more regional :

 

Top Asian Academic Universities in World University Rankings 2009More resources on studying in Asia :

 

Disclaimer : These are not my rankings, they’ve been conducted by relatively high authority institutions that have their own special methodology and way of calculating university rankings. If you have something to say about the methodology, I suggest contacting them. If you have something to say about Asian academics – this would be a good place to discuss it. This list is simply provided as a service that attempts to give a general overview of academics in Asia and their rankings in the world. It should also be noted that I’m a PhD student at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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