NTU slips to 167th in Times global university rankings
The global ranking of National Taiwan University ( NTU) has slipped to 167th in the latest assessment by the Times Higher Education magazine, published Wednesday.
The ranking, which represents a decline of 12 spots from last year, is the lowest ever for the school.
California Institute of Technology was top for the fifth consecutive year, followed by University of Oxford and Stanford University.
Phil Baty, an editor respon- sible for the rankings, said NTU has slipped to the lowest position it has occupied in the world rankings in the 12 years of their existence, showing that the competition globally is heating up as more universities are getting more investment from their governments.
Although Taiwan “traditionally has a very strong university system, it is “struggling to compete with other countries” that are rising fast and spending more money, he said.
He said that this year, the mag- azine is ranking more universities, with 24 universities from Taiwan making it to the top 800 list.
Reiterating Taiwan’s strong university system, he said the universities only need more support from the government and “more funding to help them stay competitive to reach the next level.”
Only Institution in Taiwan to
Make Top 200 List
NTU is the only institution in Taiwan to make the top 200 list.
Universities ranking lower than 200 are not assigned individual rankings, but are presented within various ranges.
National Hsing Hua University is rated 251-300 and National Chiao Tung University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology came in 301-350.
China Medical University, National Cheng Kung University and National Yangming University rated 401- 500, while National Central University, National Sun Yat- sen University and National Taiwan Normal University ranked 501- 600.
The National University of Singapore, 26th in the global ranking, is the number one institution in Asia ??the first time the citystate has claimed the continent’s top spot in the rankings’ 12-year history.
The performance of the universities is measured using 13 indicators in five main categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income, which refers to a university’s ability to reinforce industry with innovation.