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Ranking by Bandwidth
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 Internet bandwidth per student (kbps) Overall Rank 2000
1 Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) 33.53 20
2 Kyungpook National University 29.76 35
3 Chungnam National University 20.84 50
4 Australian National University 19.58 8
5 Taiwan Normal University* 19.02 37
6 Seoul National University 17.14 4
7 Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)* 14.77 18
8 Kyoto University 14.17 1
9 Chonnam National University 13.52 34
10 Tohoku University (Japan) 11.84 2
11 Tianjin University (China) 11.54 46
12 Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) 10.81 54
13 National University of Singapore 7.10 5
14 University of Wollongong 6.92 45
15 University of Adelaide 6.88 26
16 Nagoya University 6.58 11
17 Central University (Taiwan)* 6.12 24
18 University of Melbourne 6.06 9
19 Kasetsart University 5.56 63
20 Chao Toung University (Taiwan)* 5.50 28
21 Monash University 5.14 30
22 Chonbuk National University 5.00 43
23 Taiwan University* 4.10 12
24 Pusan National University 3.99 39
25 City University of Hong Kong 3.90 27
26 Hokkaido University 3.81 19
27 Southeast University (China) 3.56 60
28 Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)* 3.35 65
29 Keio University* 3.24 22
30 Hanyang University 3.16 38
31 University of Western Australia 2.89 23
32 Sungkyunkwan University 2.83 33
33 Ewha Womans University 2.46 32
34 Macquarie University 2.32 56
35 Ritsumeikan University 2.18 67
36 Waseda University 2.13 29
37 Chinese University of Hong Kong 2.10 6
38 University of Hong Kong 2.05 3
39 Korea University 2.04 14
40 Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)* 1.60 16
41 Airlangga University (Indonesia) 1.54 75
42 Yonsei University* 1.40 17
43 Kyung Hee University 1.36 36
44 University of New South Wales 1.34 10
45 University of Sydney 1.28 13
46 Sogang University 1.09 31
47 Kyushu University 0.96 15
48 Victoria University of Wellington 0.90 55
49 University of Otago 0.89 41
50 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 0.85 7
51 Diponegoro University (Indonesia) 0.73 73
52 Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) 0.70 70
53 University of Queensland 0.67 25
54 De La Salle University 0.60 71
55 University of Canterbury 0.35 58
56 Ateneo de Manila University 0.27 72
57 Aoyama Gakuin University 0.18 66
58 Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 0.17 40
59 Chiang Mai University 0.13 62
60 Doshisha University 0.12 69
61 Thammasat University 0.12 51
62 University of Auckland 0.10 21
63 Universiti Sains Malaysia 0.09 57
64 University of Malaya 0.09 47
65 University of Indonesia 0.07 61
66 Universiti Putra Malaysia 0.06 52
67 Khon Kaen University 0.05 59
68 Prince of Songkla University 0.04 53
69 Tongji University (China) 0.03 42
70 University of the Philippines 0.03 48
71 Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)* 0.01 68
72 University of Santo Tomas 0.01 74
73 University of Dhaka 0.01 64
74 University of Colombo 0.01 77
75 University of Mumbai 0.00 76
Chengchi University (Taiwan)* 44
Ochanomizu University 49

*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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