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Ranking by Research
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 Research (20%) Overall Rank 2000
1 Tohoku University (Japan) 13.58 2
2 Seoul National University 12.15 4
3 Nagoya University 12.06 11
4 Kyoto University 11.48 1
5 Australian National University 10.81 8
6 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 10.75 7
7 University of Hong Kong 10.47 3
8 Kyushu University 10.38 15
9 National University of Singapore 10.22 5
10 Chinese University of Hong Kong 9.64 6
11 Hokkaido University 9.58 19
12 University of Sydney 9.26 13
13 University of Western Australia 8.27 23
14 Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)* 8.07 18
15 University of Melbourne 7.77 9
16 University of New South Wales 7.31 10
17 University of Auckland 7.27 21
18 University of Queensland 7.13 25
19 Sogang University 7.07 31
20 Sungkyunkwan University 6.85 33
20 Taiwan University* 6.85 12
22 Waseda University 6.79 29
23 Chonnam National University 6.71 34
24 Victoria University of Wellington 6.51 55
25 Pusan National University 6.20 39
26 Cheng Kung University (Taiwan)* 6.11 16
27 Hanyang University 6.10 38
28 Chao Toung University (Taiwan)* 6.06 28
29 City University of Hong Kong 6.01 27
30 Monash University 5.85 30
31 Korea University 5.69 14
32 Kyung Hee University 5.60 36
33 University of Otago 5.53 41
34 University of Adelaide 5.46 26
35 Kyungpook National University 5.38 35
36 Chungnam National University 5.32 50
37 University of Canterbury 5.30 58
38 Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan) 5.23 20
39 Central University (Taiwan)* 5.18 24
40 Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) 4.93 40
40 Ochanomizu University 4.93 49
42 Yonsei University* 4.61 17
43 Macquarie University 3.95 56
44 Chonbuk National University 3.72 43
44 University of Wollongong 3.72 45
46 Tianjin University (China) 3.68 46
47 Ewha Womans University 3.55 32
48 Keio University* 3.53 22
49 Universiti Putra Malaysia 3.37 52
50 Tongji University (China) 3.16 42
51 Taiwan Normal University* 3.07 37
52 Aoyama Gakuin University 3.06 66
53 Chung Hsing University (Taiwan)* 3.05 65
54 Xi'an Jiaotong University (China) 3.04 54
55 Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) 2.97 70
56 Southeast University (China) 2.95 60
57 Ritsumeikan University 2.73 67
58 De La Salle University 2.58 71
59 Diponegoro University (Indonesia) 2.54 73
60 University of the Philippines 2.41 48
61 University of Colombo 2.39 77
62 Kasetsart University 2.30 63
63 Ateneo de Manila University 2.29 72
64 University of Malaya 2.14 47
65 University of Dhaka 1.96 64
66 University of Mumbai 1.85 76
67 Doshisha University 1.83 69
68 Universiti Sains Malaysia 1.39 57
69 Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)* 1.34 68
70 Chiang Mai University 1.32 62
70 Khon Kaen University 1.32 59
72 Chengchi University (Taiwan)* 1.27 44
73 Thammasat University 1.22 51
74 Prince of Songkla University 0.88 53
75 Airlangga University (Indonesia) 0.68 75
76 University of Santo Tomas 0.56 74
77 University of Indonesia 0.50 61

*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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