NTU slips to 167th in Times global univer­sity rank­ings

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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