Top 10 Universities in Asia

The University of Tokyo is the highest ranked institution in Asia, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Webometrics, while the University of Hong Kong is the top ranked institution in the region according to league table. A comparison of the two major international league tables ( and Webometrcis) found that five institutions are firmly placed within the top ten regionally. They are: U of Hong Kong, Chinese U of HK, U of Tokyo, Kyoto U, and Peking U.

There is no HK university placed in the top 10 regionally by ARWU (U of Hong Kong is only placed 23-42nd in the region).

QS Top 10 Asian universities:
1 University of Hong Kong
2 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 University of Tokyo Japan
4 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
5 Kyoto University Japan
6 Osaka University Japan
7 Kaist - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
8 Seoul National University Korea, South
9 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
10= National University of Singapore (NUS)
10= Peking University China

Source: Asian University Rankings 2009

ARWU Top Universities in Asia & Pacific:
1 The University of Tokyo
2 Kyoto University
3 The Australian National University
4 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5 Osaka University
6 University of Melbourne
7 Nagoya University
8 Tohoku University
9 University of Sydney
10-16 National Taiwan University
10-16 National University of Singapore
10-16 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
10-16 Tel Aviv University
10-16 The University of Queensland
10-16 The University of Western Australia
10-16 Tokyo Institute of Technology

Source: ARWU 2009

Top 10 Universities in Asia (Ranking Web of World Universities):
Regional Rank, Institution, World Rank
1 University of Tokyo 24
2 National Taiwan University 26
3 Kyoto University 49
4 University of Hong Kong 91
5 University of Tsukuba 98
6 National Cheng Kung University 101
7 Peking University 104
8 National Sun Yat-Sen University 124
9 Chinese University of Hong Kong 127
10 National Chiao Tung University 146

Source: Webometrics, July 2009

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