NTNU Receives QS University Ranking of 411-420
QS University Rankings announce the 2014/2015 rankings on September 16th. Among the 40,000 universities worldwide, Nation Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) was ranked between 411 and 420, moving up seventy places compared to last year. With this year's overall improvements in performance, NTNU earned its highest ranking to date. NTNU is ranked second and fifth among universities in Taiwan for the indicators of internationalization and academic reputation, respectively. This shows that NTNU's efforts to enhance the quality of research and promote internationalization have received global recognition.
NTNU showed excellent overall performance, moving up in the rankings for all indicators compared to last year (2013). Further analysis of the indicators shows that NTNU achieved particularly notable improvements in academic reputation and internationalization. NTNU's academic reputation ranking moved up from 377 to 317. This shows that the collective efforts of faculty and students have gained considerable recognition. Moreover, NTNU's efforts to increase international visibility have been very successful.
NTNU also showed outstanding results in the area of internationalization. Known worldwide as a topnotch center for Mandarin teaching, the numbers of foreign students enrolling at NTNU have continued to increase in the past few years. Foreign alumni of NTNU now span the globe. Notable graduates include former prime minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd and former US ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr. This year, NTNU's ranking for this indicator moved up to 358, revealing the success of NTNU's efforts to promote internationalization.
Further analysis of academic performance shows that NTNU was ranked 136th in the arts and humanities and 296the in the subject areas of the social sciences and management. These were both at the very top of the rankings among all universities in Taiwan. These rankings confirm NTNU's high international standards and show that NTNU is playing the leading role in the development of the humanities and social sciences in Taiwan.
NTNU President Kuo-en Chang pointed out that in the process of promoting internationalization, universities measure success according to the objective results of these ranking indicators. Such rankings also reveal strengths and weaknesses in comparison to other universities. This helps universities to improve the quality of teaching and gain broader perspective.