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NTNU reached 376 in QS Ranking

QS World University Rankings of global higher education for 2015/2016 were announced on September 15th. Among more than 40,000 universities worldwide, the ranking of NTNU has improved. NTNU was ranked 485 in 2013, 416 in 2014 and 376 in this year . Among universities in Taiwan, NTNU is ranked second on the criteria of internationalisation, and fourth on the criteria of academic reputation. It’s needless to say that the world has recognized the research quality and internationalization of NTNU. The new rankings show that National Taiwan Normal University has truly become a comprehensive university.

All universities in Taiwan achieved better results than 2014. With the NTU Triangle Alliance established last year, students and teachers in the alliance can enjoy resources from other universities and have better environment for teaching and researching, synergy is thus achieved.

According to the Office of Research and Development, ever since NTNU’s first debut in 2010, it has reached top 500 universities six years in a roll. NTNU’s QS Rankings in various disciplines like academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the H-index continue to rise and the number of subjects entering the rankings keeps increasing. The two indicators student faculty ratio and international students are ranked in top 300 among universities in the world.

A closer look at the various indicators reveals that NTNU does pretty a good job on Internationalisation. Known worldwide as a topnotch center for Mandarin teaching, NTNU have welcomed more and more internationals students year by year. 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 247, revealing the success of NTNU's efforts to promote internationalization.

The ranking for academic reputation has risen to 310 from 317. Now we have 308 sister universities includes Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, University of London , the Australian National University, Osaka University. We are active in promoting academic exchange programs. With the work of students and teachers, NTNU has a good reputation on academic performance.

Another indicator worth noting is the student faculty ratio. In recent years, NTNU has been recruiting international professionals as chair professors. We have invited Gao Xingjian, the Nobel laureate in Literature, Göran Malmqvist, the member of the Swedish Academy and Nobel judge, Alexander Rudin, cellist and professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Liu Guosong, winner of National Award of Arts and advocate of modernist Chinese painting, C. T. James Huang, professor of linguistics in Harvard,
Chu Tai-li, a soprano vocalist residing in Italy, Shiou-Ping Liao ,first Taiwanese graphic artist, Shawn-Yu Lin, professor of physics in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, A-Sun Wu, international artist, Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwanese American violinist, Shi Shuqing , writer and winner of National Award of Arts, and many Honorary Academicians.

President Kuo-en Chang stated that the ranking is only a part of the mission of the school. In the future, NTNU will continue to strive to achieve even higher levels of educational and academic excellence and establish the finest campus environment for learning and research. For the benefit of society, NTNU will continue to cultivate leading talent and improve the construction of campus.