Korean universities have taken three of the top 10 places in a recent ranking of Asia’s best institutions.
In the first edition of Asia University Rankings released on Wednesday, Korea had 14 of the top 100 institutions and more in the top 10 than any other country, according to Times Higher Education.
Pohang University of Science and Technology ranked fifth on the list, followed by Seoul National University in eighth. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology was ranked 10th.
The British weekly magazine published the list by using 13 separate performance indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
In the ranking, Japan’s University of Tokyo topped the list, followed by National University of Singapore and University of Hong Kong. China’s Peking University was fourth.
Other Korean universities named on the list included Yonsei University (20), Sungkyunkwan University (23) and Korea University (28). The full list of Asia University rankings can be found at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings.
By Oh Kyu-wook