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NTNU is ranked 42th in the world in the latest QS Subject Rankings

The QS World University Rankings published on February 26th, 2014, announced the world rankings of universities for 30 individual subjects. National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is listed in the top 200 for four of these subjects. The ranking of NTNU in the subject of education rose from last year’s number 50 to number 42 this year. In addition, NTNU once again is among the top 150 world universities for modern languages and the top 200 for communication and media studies for the first time. Moreover, the University is ranked among the top 100 world universities for linguistics.

The 2013 QS rankings listed NTNU as one of the top 200 universities in the world for the subject of education, within the subject area of the social sciences, and for the subject of linguistics, which falls within the subject area of the arts and humanities. In 2014, NTNU is ranked among the top 200 for 4 subjects, including education and communication and media studies, in the subject area of the social sciences, and linguistics and modern languages, both of which fall within the subject area of the arts and humanities. Among these subjects, NTNU is ranked number 42 in the world for the subject of education.
Further analysis of the rankings shows that NTNU is now among the top 5 universities in Asia for education. Moreover, among all of the Asian universities that made the top 50 last year, including the University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, the University of Tokyo, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, NTNU is the only school to move up in the rankings. The rise in the rankings also surpasses any university in China or Korea and other internationally renowned universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, the University of Chicago and University College London.
NTNU has made it into the list of top 200 universities for communication and media studies for the first time this year. For linguistics, NTNU is now in the top 100 along with Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University and National Tsing Hua University, and ahead of Michigan State University, National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University and National Chiao Tung University. In the subject of modern languages, NTNU made the top 200 in 2011, the top 100 in 2012, and is once again among the world’s top 200 universities in 2014, along with the Ohio State University.
NTNU Vice President, Charles Tung-tai Lin, announced that under continued funding through the Ministry of Education’s “Aim for the Top University Plan”, the University is excelling in all subject areas. NTNU will continue to gain international recognition by pursuing excellent teaching and academic research. To cultivate graduates with outstanding leadership potential, NTNU will work toward building a top-notch environment for learning and research. NTNU hopes to win more recognition for Taiwan by achieving even higher world university rankings in years to come.