Hanyang University ranked 25th in the QS Asian University Rankings and claimed 5th in the domestic universities
the evaluation of 503 universities in Asia and 57 universities in Korea
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Hanyang University was the 25th ranked university in the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & the QS Asian University Rankings,” climbing 5 ranks compared to last year's performance. The domestic universities that placed within the 30th rankings in Asia were Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), and Hanyang University (25th), which was ranked fifth in the domestic universities category.
▲ Rankings of the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” (Image = capture from QS website)
In collaboration with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a global university evaluation facility in the UK, the Chosun Ilbo evaluated 503 universities in 17 countries in Asia and announced the evaluation results on the 23rd of October. From this year, a new indicator, the "International Research Network (IRN),” which is an indicator for university professors to collaboratively research with researchers from other countries, was introduced so that a total of 11 Evaluation indicators were used. The indicators are as follows: ▲Academic Reputation (30%), ▲ Employer Reputation (20%), ▲ Citations per Faculty (10%), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D (5%), ▲ International Faculty (2.5%), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students (2.5%), ▲ Inbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Outbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Number of students per teacher (15%), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number (10%), ▲ International Research Network (IRN) (10%), etc.
Hanyang received an average of 84.9 points in this year’s Asian University Ratings. Among all 11 indicators, Hanyang ranked high in the indicators of graduate reputation (26th in Asia, 92.6 scores), Inbound Exchange (26th, 99.6) and Outbound Exchange (28th, 99). Besides these, each ranking according to the indicators is as follows: ▲Academic Reputation, 38th (71.2 scores), ▲ International Research Cooperation, 40th (93.4 points), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students, 42nd (87.1), ▲ Citations per Faculty, 46th (89.3), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D, 68th (93), ▲ International Faculty, 79th (72.2), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number, 156th (50.7). In particular, for the Percentage of Foreign Students, Hanyang received the fourth highest score for domestic universities.
The first place ranking in Asia was occupied by the National University of Singapore. Hong Kong University ranked 2nd, Nanyang Technological University and Tsinghua University were tied for 3rd place. Among the domestic universities, KAIST ranked 1st with a total of 95.5 (8th in Asia), which was followed by Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), POSTECH (24th), Hanyang University (25th), Kyung Hee University (37 Rank), Ewha Womans (50th), and Sogang (60th), etc.
In this year's evaluations, the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” had evaluated 57 universities in Korea. It was the fourth largest number, followed by 112 universities in China, 89 in Japan, and 78 in India. Among the Korean universities within the 30th place in Asia, the universities that ranked 1 to 5 ranks higher than the previous year were Hanyang University (25th), Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), and Yonsei University (17th). However, both KAIST (8th) and POSTECH (24th) dropped in rankings from the previous year.
According to the article by the Chosun Ilbo, Martin Ince, the chairman of the QS Advisory Committee, said, "While Asian countries intensely compete for higher education, the Korean university system is being evaluated as successful, and Korea has the largest number of power engines for higher education (finest universities) compared to the population."
▶ Go to the QS Website '2018 Asian Rankinngs' (Click)
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