NTU HIGHLIGHTS August 2016  

NTU Ranked 15th in Asia

NTU garnered a ranking of 15th in the Asia University Ranking 2016, which was released by Times Higher Education in June.  This year, 24 Taiwanese universities were included in the ranking’s top 200.  Rising two positions compared to last year, NTU was the highest ranked among the universities in Taiwan.

This is the fourth year THE has published the Asia University Ranking, and this year the survey covers the entire Asian continent.  The survey relies on indicators that are assigned different weightings to quantify a university’s relative standing in terms of its core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

This year, THE lowered the ranking’s weighting of its teaching indicator from 30% to 25%, while increasing the weighting of industry income from 2.5% to 7.5%.  This reflects an increased emphasis on industrial application in higher education.  The weightings for the other indicators, research, citations, and international outlook, remained the same at 30%, 30%, and 7.5%, respectively.

NTU is continuing to raise its visibility and influence in the international academic community by enhancing teaching quality, developing interdisciplinary research, boosting capacity for innovative R&D, and building partnerships with elite international universities and research institutions.