When we talk about great universities to study at, we often think of those in the West. However, there are many universities in Asia which offer great learning opportunities to people from all over the world. In fact, the continent has some of the best performing universities in the world.
In this post, I will tell you about 5 such Asian universities which have garnered international acclaim. These universities have performed exemplary on a number of indicators including teaching, research, citations, alumni base, and international influence and can be found topping international rankings released across the globe.
Here are 5 Asian universities which can give a great future:
University of Tokyo
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The University conducts a number of research-intensive programs and has established many institutes for the same. These institutes include the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
The National University of Singapore is among the largest universities in Singapore in terms of the number of students enrolled. It is incidentally the oldest university in Singapore. Having been consistently ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, NUS has a global reputation to maintain.
The National University of Singapore has been ranked No. 39 in the world in the Top 500 Global Universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking for 2019.
The academic courses are taught with a mix of British and American style. The awarding of degrees is relatively flexible, allowing students to transfer among courses in the early days of their courses and engage in interdisciplinary studies.
The University has a powerful alumni base, with its alumni including four former Singaporean Presidents and Prime Ministers and many well-established businesspersons, academicians and researchers from across the globe.
University of Hong Kong (HKU)
One of the highest ranked universities from Asia is the University of Hong Kong, which is incidentally the oldest in the region. While it offers a range of programs, it is best known for its world-class dentistry program, which has the honor of being consistently ranked the best in the preceding three years. The University of Hong Kong has been ranked No. 27 in the world in the Top 500 Global Universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking for 2019.
In all major rankings, the University has received positively high scores in academics, research activities, learning environment, assistance to students, and international exposure. The medium of instruction is mainly English. However, it is not easy to get here: there are 12 applications for every seat for every international undergraduate applicant. But, once you are here, you will carry forward the legacy left behind by now some of the most influential men and women in the world.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Another gem of the Singaporean education system, Nanyang Technological University, has been a consistent competitor among the top 50 universities in the world. It is, particularly, famous for its courses on engineering and technology, and there are many schools within its College of Engineering. Nanyang Technological University has been ranked No. 57 in the world in the Top 500 Global Universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking for 2019.
The university runs a very attractive scholars’ programme to have the best performers in schools get the chance to study on its campus. The program offers a number of enticing services such as foreign trips, interactions with Nobel laureates, and personal assistance from teachers.
China has many internationally-acclaimed universities, but Tsinghua University is at the top of the hierarchy. It is among the top 20 universities in the world and is growing bigger and stronger with time. It is presently most notable for its computer science and engineering programs. Other programs in which it attracts global attention are life sciences, business, medicine, and physical sciences. Tsinghua University has been ranked No. 29 in the world in the Top 500 Global Universities, according to the CEOWORLD magazine University Ranking for 2019.
In the world rankings, it has been only climbing up and achieving brilliant scores on a wide range of indicators such as employer reputation, academic programs, international exposure, and contribution to research. Its publication output outmatches its close competitor, Peking University. Moreover, its infrastructure is a fine blend of modernity and Chinese culture.
Its alumni base includes well-renowned individuals, especially from Chinese political field. The university is alma mater to the famous Nobel laureate, Chen-Ning Yang.