NTNU ranked 289th in 2017 QS Rankings
QS World University Rankings of global higher education for 2016/2017 were announced on June 8th. Among more than 40,000 universities worldwide, NTNU was ranked 289 and the ranking of NTNU has been improving for 5 consecutive years. This year, the ranking has risen to 289 from 310, which means that NTNU is one of top 300 universities in the world. The ranking has improved by almost 200 since 2013.
In the QS Rankings by Subject, announced in March, Education and Linguistics were ranked as 40th and 48th. Education has been top 50 for 5 years in a row. The student faculty ratio was ranked 155th and internationalization was ranked 122nd in the world. NTNU is ranked first on the criteria of internationalization, and fourth on the criteria of academic reputation among universities in Taiwan.
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 122 from 156, revealing the success of NTNU's efforts to promote internationalization.
The ranking for academic reputation is ranked 285th. Now we have 306 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.
In respond to this, President Chang Kuo-en 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.
QS World University Ranking is based on the surveyed of past six years of nearly 77,000 scholars and 37,000 employers worldwide, as well as the world's largest paper database Scopus / Elsevier, 10.3 million academic journals and 66.3 million papers cited data analysis. The ranking was rated by six indicators including academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student faculty ratio (20%), citation per faulty (20%), international student ratio (5%), and international faculty ratio (5%).