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Ranking by Academic Reputation
Multi-Disciplinary Schools

Overall | Academic reputation | Student selectivity | Faculty resources
Research | Financial Resources | Students per academic staffmember
Graduate Students | Citations in international journals | Internet bandwidth


Rank Multi-Disciplinary Schools Academic Reputation (20%) Overall Rank 2000
1 Kyoto University 20.00 1
2 Seoul National University 19.17 4
3 National University of Singapore 19.13 5
4 University of Melbourne 18.72 9
5 Australian National University 18.44 8
5 Taiwan University* 18.44 12
7 University of Sydney 17.75 13
8 University of New South Wales 17.71 10
9 University of Hong Kong 17.57 3
10 Keio University* 17.43 22
11 Tohoku University (Japan) 16.47 2
12 Waseda University 16.38 29
13 University of Queensland 16.33 25
14 University of Malaya 16.06 47
15 Chinese University of Hong Kong 15.92 6
15 Yonsei University* 15.92 17
17 Korea University 15.83 14
18 University of the Philippines 15.60 48
19 University of Auckland 15.50 21
20 Monash University 15.46 30
21 Nagoya University 15.09 11
21 Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)* 15.09 18
23 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 14.91 7
24 University of Western Australia 14.72 23
25 Kyushu University 14.50 15
26 University of Adelaide 14.40 26
27 Chao Toung University (Taiwan)* 13.62 28
27 Hokkaido University 13.62 19
29 Thammasat University 13.39 51
30 University of Otago 13.12 41
31 Pusan National University 13.07 39
32 Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)* 12.98 16
33 Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) 12.80 20
34 Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 12.75 40
35 Ewha Womans University 12.66 32
36 Victoria University of Wellington 12.57 55
37 Sogang University 12.43 31
38 University of Canterbury 12.39 58
38 University of Indonesia 12.39 61
40 Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) 12.29 54
41 University of Mumbai 12.20 76
42 Chiang Mai University 12.02 62
43 Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)* 11.93 68
44 Macquarie University 11.88 56
45 Taiwan Normal University* 11.83 37
46 Kasetsart University 11.79 63
47 Chengchi University (Taiwan)* 11.74 44
48 Central University (Taiwan)* 11.65 24
49 Kyungpook National University 11.61 35
50 Universiti Sains Malaysia 11.38 57
50 University of Wollongong 11.38 45
52 Doshisha University 11.33 69
53 Kyung Hee University 11.10 36
54 Ochanomizu University 10.92 49
55 Tongji University (China) 10.87 42
56 De La Salle University 10.83 71
57 Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)* 10.69 65
58 Ateneo de Manila University 10.64 72
58 City University of Hong Kong 10.64 27
58 Tianjin University (China) 10.64 46
61 Sungkyunkwan University 10.55 33
62 Chonbuk National University 10.50 43
62 Ritsumeikan University 10.50 67
64 Aoyama Gakuin University 10.46 66
65 Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) 10.23 70
66 Southeast University (China) 10.18 60
67 Prince of Songkla University 10.14 53
68 Hanyang University 10.00 38
69 Universiti Putra Malaysia 9.95 52
70 University of Colombo 9.91 77
71 Chungnam National University 9.82 50
71 University of Santo Tomas 9.82 74
73 Chonnam National University 9.63 34
74 University of Dhaka 9.59 64
75 Khon Kaen University 9.45 59
76 Airlangga University (Indonesia) 8.58 75
77 Diponegoro University (Indonesia) 8.03 73

*Data from 1999 questionnaires supplemented by updated numbers from other sources were used for these universities. Multi-disciplinary universities offer a broad spectrum of courses from arts to business to engineering. Science and technology schools have a more specialized focus.
Academic Reputation: Each university was asked to rate its peers on a scale of 1 to 5. Thirty Asian corporations and 11 foreign universities (among them Columbia University, University of California Los Angeles and University of Leicester) also gave ratings. The total score was divided by the number of responses.
Student Selectivity: Derived from 1) number of first-year students accepted compared with total applicants, 2) enrollees compared with accepted students, 3) median score of first-year students in the national or university entrance test. Extra 2 points were awarded to schools whose educational systems or individual policies severely restrict the number of university applicants.
Faculty Resources: Derived from 1) full-time teachers/researchers with PhD degrees, 2) full-time teachers/researchers with master's and PhD degrees, 3) median pay, 4) per-teacher university spending, and 5) student-teacher ratio. Extra 2 points were awarded to universities that grant non-monetary benefits such as free housing.
Research: Derived from 1) citations in academic journals as tracked by the Journal Citation Index, 2) articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3) papers presented in international conferences, 4) published books, 5) research funding, and 6) graduate students.
Financial resources: Derived from 1) total spending per student, 2) library spending per student, 3) Internet bandwidth and 4) public computers and connection points. A sixth attribute, laboratory spending, was added for science and technology schools.
Other Notes: Variables were ranked from highest to lowest, with the top university given 100 points. The others were assigned points as a percentage of the highest score. When a piece of data is not available, ratios from the 1999 survey or the lowest score of a school from the same country were used. All money figures were converted into Purchasing-Power Parity dollars, based on World Bank ratios.

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