NTNU Improved the Most on QS Rankings2016/2017
QS World University Rankings of global higher education for 2016/2017 were announced on September 6th. Among more than 40,000 universities worldwide, the ranking of NTNU has improved for the 7 consecutive years. This year, the ranking has risen to 310, which means an obvious progress. For the past 3 years, NTNU has improved by 175 rankings and we are one of three universities in the world that has such improvement. NTNU is ranked first on the criteria of internationalization, and fourth on the criteria of academic reputation among universities in Taiwan.
According to the Office of Research and Development, ever since NTNU’s first debut in 2010, it has reached top 500 universities seven 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. Indicators like academic reputation, student faculty ratio and international students are ranked in top 300 among universities in the world. The ratio of international students are ranked the first in Taiwan, as 156
A closer look at the various indicators reveals that NTNU does pretty a good job on Internationalization. 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 156 from 247, revealing the success of NTNU's efforts to promote internationalization.
The ranking for academic reputation has risen to 266 from 310. Now we have 320 sister universities includes Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, University of London, the Australian National University, and 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. Last year, the ranking was 291st and this year, it’s 266th. 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.