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KAIST Ranks 95th among World Universities​
View : 14218 Date : 2008-10-14 Writer : ed_news


Oct. 13, 2008 --KAIST is ranked 95th among Top 200 Universities of the World this year, scoring a notable increase from last year"s ranking of 132nd. KAIST, Seoul National University which was placed 50th, and POSTECH ranked 188th became the only three institutions of higher education in Korea to make it to the list, called "The Times Higher Education -- QS World University Rankings."


KAIST"s advancement was more conspicuous in specific area evaluations. In the area of Engineering and Information Technology, it is ranked 34th (49th last year), in Natural Sciences 46th (86th last year), and in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology 134th (166th last year).  


While North America dominates the ranking with 42 universities on the list, Europe and Asia Pacific are also well represented with 36 and 22 institutions, respectively.

The list, compiled by The Times (of London) newspaper annually, is topped by Harvard University (USA), followed by Yale University (USA) and University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).

Last year, only KAIST and SNU were included in the top 200 list. This year, Yonsei University raised its ranking to 203rd from last year"s 223rd while Korea University improved from 243rd to 236th, showing overall improvement of universities in Korea. 

Again this year, Japan and China had most of the top ranked universities in Asia, each sharing three in the top 50. University of Tokyo, ranked 19th, led all Japanese universities; Kyoto University was placed 25th and Osaka University 44th. University of Hong Kong was listed 26th, followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 39th and the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 42nd.

The Times Higher Education--QS World University Rankings evaluates four main categories: quality of research, globalization, and quality of education and work of graduates in society. The evaluation also considers academic peer review, citations per faculty, recruiter review, international faculty, international students and faculty-student ratio.


QS Top 100 Universities 2008

 


Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.topuniversities.com)
Copyright?004-2008QSQuacquarelliSymondsLtd.
 

1

HARVARD University

United States

2

YALE University

United States

3

University of CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

4

University of OXFORD

United Kingdom

5

CALIFORNIA Institute of Technology (Calt...

United States

6

IMPERIAL College London

United Kingdom

7

UCL (University College London)

United Kingdom

8

University of CHICAGO

United States

9

MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (M...

United States

10

COLUMBIA University

United States

11

University of PENNSYLVANIA

United States

12

PRINCETON University

United States

13=

DUKE University

United States

13=

JOHNS HOPKINS University

United States

15

CORNELL University

United States

16

AUSTRALIAN National University

Australia

17

STANFORD University

United States

18

University of MICHIGAN

United States

19

University of TOKYO

Japan

20

MCGILL University

Canada

21

CARNEGIE MELLON University

United States

22

KING"S College London

United Kingdom

23

University of EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

24

ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of T...

Switzerland

25

KYOTO University

Japan

26

University of HONG KONG

Hong Kong

27

BROWN University

United States

28

?ole Normale Sup?ieure, PARIS

France

29

University of MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

30=

National University of SINGAPORE(NUS)

Singapore

30=

University of CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles (U...

United States

32

University of BRISTOL

United Kingdom

33

NORTHWESTERN University

United States

34=

?OLE POLYTECHNIQUE

France

34=

University of BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canada

36

University of California, BERKELEY

United States

37

The University of SYDNEY

Australia

38

The University of MELBOURNE

Australia

39

HONG KONG University of Science & Techno...

Hong Kong

40

NEW YORK University (NYU)

United States

41

University of TORONTO

Canada

42

The CHINESE University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

43

University of QUEENSLAND

Australia

44

OSAKA University

Japan

45

University of NEW SOUTH WALES

Australia

46

BOSTON University

United States

47

MONASH University

Australia

48

University of COPENHAGEN

Denmark

49

TRINITY College Dublin

Ireland

50=

Ecole Polytechnique F??ale de LAUSANNE...

Switzerland

50=

PEKING University

China

50=

SEOUL National University

Korea, South

53

University of AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

54

DARTMOUTH College

United States

55

University of WISCONSIN-Madison

United States

56

TSINGHUA University

China

57

HEIDELBERG Universit?

Germany

58

University of CALIFORNIA, San Diego

United States

59

University of WASHINGTON

United States

60

WASHINGTON University in St. Louis

United States

61

TOKYO Institute of Technology

Japan

62

EMORY University

United States

63

UPPSALA University

Sweden

64

LEIDEN University

Netherlands

65

The University of AUCKLAND

New Zealand

66

LONDON School of Economics and Political...

United Kingdom

67

UTRECHT University

Netherlands

68

University of GENEVA

Switzerland

69

University of WARWICK

United Kingdom

70

University of TEXAS at Austin

United States

71

University of ILLINOIS

United States

72

Katholieke Universiteit LEUVEN

Belgium

73

University of GLASGOW

United Kingdom

74

University of ALBERTA

Canada

75

University of BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

76

University of SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

77

NANYANG Technological University

Singapore

78=

DELFT University of Technology

Netherlands

78=

RICE University

United States

78=

Technische Universit? M?CHEN

Germany

81=

University of AARHUS

Denmark

81=

University of YORK

United Kingdom

83=

GEORGIA Institute of Technology

United States

83=

The University of WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Australia

83=

University of ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

86

University of NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

87

University of MINNESOTA

United States

88

LUND University

Sweden

89

University of CALIFORNIA, Davis

United States

90

CASE WESTERN RESERVE University

United States

91=

Universit?de Montr?l

Canada

91=

University of HELSINKI

Finland

93=

Hebrew University of JERUSALEM

Israel

93=

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit? M?chen

Germany

95

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie...

Korea, South

96

University of VIRGINIA

United States

97

University of PITTSBURGH

United States

98

University of CALIFORNIA, Santa Barbara

United States

99=

PURDUE University

United States

99=

University of SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

 

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