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THE Asia University Rankings 2020

by StudyMalaysia.com on June 16, 2020 | Top Stories, University Rankings

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Find out what the top universities in Asia are according to the Times Higher Education’s rankings data on its World University Rankings.

The Asia University Rankings 2020 by Times Higher Education reveal the top higher education institutions from 30 territories in Asia. The nations with the most number of universities appearing in this ranking are Japan (110), China (81) and India (56).

With three universities each, China and Hong Kong have the most number of universities in the top 10 ranking listed below. Tsinghua University holds on to first place from the previous year.

Asia Rank 2020 Asia Rank 2019 University Country / Region World University Rank 2020
1 1 Tsinghua University China 23
2 5 Peking University China 24
3 2 National University of Singapore Singapore 25
4 4 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 35
5 3 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 47
6 6 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore =48
7 8 The University of Tokyo Japan =36
8 7 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong =57
9 9 Seoul National University South Korea 64
=10 12 University of Science and Technology of China China =80
=10 10 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) South Korea 89

Meanwhile, 13 universities in Malaysia were represented in the ranking. At number 43, University of Malaya is the only university ranked in the top 100.

University of Malaya (UM) - StudyMalaysia.com
University of Malaya (UM)

Ranking: 43
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Ranking: =119
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP)

Ranking: 124
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Ranking: 143
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Ranking: 145
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Ranking: =156
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Ranking: =160
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)

Ranking: 165
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

Ranking: 201–250
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Ranking: 251–300
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

Ranking: 401+
Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya Campus - StudyMalaysia.com
Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya Campus

Ranking: 401+
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) - StudyMalaysia.com
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Ranking: 401+

Here are the top performing universities in each of the 30 countries or territories in alphabetical order:

Country University Ranking
100px-Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg.pngBangladesh University of Dhaka 401+
100px-Flag_of_Brunei.svg.pngBrunei Darussalam Universiti Brunei Darussalam =60
100px-Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg.pngChina Tsinghua University 1
100px-Flag_of_India.svg.pngIndia Indian Institute of Science 36
100px-Flag_of_Indonesia.svg.pngIndonesia University of Indonesia 162
100px-Flag_of_Iran.svg.pngIran Babol Noshirvani University of Technology =48
100px-Flag_of_Iraq.svg.pngIraq University of Baghdad 251-300
100px-Flag_of_Israel.svg.pngIsrael Tel Aviv University 25
100px-Flag_of_Japan.svg.pngJapan The University of Tokyo 7
100px-Flag_of_Jordan.svg.pngJordan Jordan University of Science and Technology 58
100px-Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg.pngKazakhstan Al-Farabi Kazakh National University 301-350
100px-Flag_of_Kuwait.svg.pngKuwait Kuwait University 251-300
100px-Flag_of_Lebanon.svg.pngLebanon American University of Beirut =60
255px-Flag_of_Macau.svg.pngMacao Macau University of Science and Technology 32
100px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svg.pngMalaysia University of Malaya 43
100px-Flag_of_Nepal.svg.pngNepal Tribhuvan University 351-400
100px-Flag_of_Oman.svg.pngOman Sultan Qaboos University 251-300
100px-Flag_of_Pakistan.svg.pngPakistan Quaid-i-Azam University =75
100px-Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg.pngPhilippines University of the Philippines =65
100px-Flag_of_Qatar.svg.pngQatar Qatar University 52
100px-Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia.svg.pngSaudi Arabia King Abdulaziz University 26
100px-Flag_of_Singapore.svg.pngSingapore National University of Singapore 3
100px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.pngSouth Korea Seoul National University 9
100px-Flag_of_Sri_Lanka.svg.pngSri Lanka University of Peradeniya =69
100px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China.svg.pngTaiwan National Taiwan University 21
100px-Flag_of_Thailand.svg.pngThailand Mahidol University 122
100px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.pngTurkey Sabancı University =48
100px-Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates.svg.pngUnited Arab Emirates Khalifa University 31
100px-Flag_of_Vietnam.svg.pngVietnam Vietnam National University, Hanoi 210-250

The Asia University Rankings 2020 ranking includes just under 500 universities from 30 territories and are based on the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but these have been recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s universities.

Source: Best universities in Asia 2020

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