Saturday, October 3, 2015

Japan Takes 41 Places Among World's Top 800 Universities

The celebration of the 55th anniversary Hasanuddin University awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economy Politics to Drs. H. M. Jusuf Kalla. Hasanuddin University also gave Sultan Hasanuddin Award to Professor Koji Tanaka (Director of Young Researcher Development Center (The Hakuba Center) Kyoto Universiy, Japan and Professor Katsuya Osozawa (Director of Asia Africa Center) Ehime University, Japan for their dedication and cooperation to strengthen the relationship between Hasanuddin University and universities in Japan.  

Japan Takes 41 Places Among World's Top 800 Universities
Times Higher Education Publishes Expanded World University Rankings 2015-16

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Times Higher Education has published the 12th edition of its World University Rankings. In Japan, 41 institutions have been included in the newly expanded World University Rankings top 800 list, 29 of which have entered the rankings this year.

In Asia, the National University of Singapore holds Asia's number one spot (in 26th place) while China's two leading universities (Peking and Tsinghua) are firmly established in the world's elite top 50 group at 42nd and joint 47th respectively. Japan has two institutions in the top 200, University of Tokyo (43rd) and Kyoto University (joint 88th), while South Korea has four institutions in the top 200: Seoul National University (85th), Pohang University of Science and Technology (116th), the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (148th) and Sungkyunkwan University (153rd). Hong Kong has three institutions in the top 200: the University of Hong Kong (joint 44th), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (59th) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (joint 138th). India has 17 institutions in the top 800 list, with two in the top 400 list, which are the Indian Institute of Science in the 251300 group and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (351400).

The World University Rankings feature universities in 70 countries, with 29 new countries included this year. Countries entering this year include Indonesia, Malaysia, Ghana, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Latvia, Oman, Qatar and the Ukraine.

Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings said:

"The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, now in their 12th year, apply rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university's key missions--teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The results are trusted by students and their families and by academics, university leaders and governments. The top 800 list represents just 4 per cent of the world's higher education institutions, so we congratulate all institutions who have made this year's list."

Phil Baty continues: "This year's expanded list is testament to just how competitive global higher education has become -- our top 800 universities come from 70 different countries and the traditional dominance of the US is eroding.

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SOURCE The Times Higher Education

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