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### Taiwan’s Advancements in Global University Rankings

  • Author: Staff writer, CNA

In the latest release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Taiwan has seen its most significant advancement yet, as reported by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an international higher education analyst.

According to QS, Taiwanese universities have shown remarkable progress in the H Index metric, which assesses research productivity and impact, with an impressive 30 percent overall increase compared to the previous year’s rankings.

Additionally, Taiwan’s universities have made significant strides in the Citations per Paper metric, indicating a 13 percent rise in research impact.

Although there was a notable 10 percent improvement in Academic Reputation, there was an 18 percent decline in Employer Reputation, based on feedback from 98,000 hiring managers, human resources personnel, and talent managers participating in a survey to identify their preferred universities for recruitment.

Ben Sowter, the Senior Vice President of QS, praised Taiwan for its academic excellence, highlighting its position as a key player in Asia with the second-highest density of ranked universities per capita in the region, according to the 14th edition of the QS World University Rankings.

While acknowledging Taiwan’s achievements, Sowter also pointed out areas for improvement, such as the decline in Employer Reputation and International Research Network indicators, emphasizing the need to strengthen ties with employers and enhance research collaboration.

Sowter commended National Taiwan University (NTU) for its outstanding performance and dedication to innovation, noting its consistent placement in the top 10 in Asia as a testament to Taiwan’s academic prestige.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject, now in its latest edition, evaluates over 1,500 universities across 96 countries and territories, covering 55 academic disciplines and five broad faculty areas in an independent comparative analysis.

NTU, Taiwan’s top-ranked university, excelled in 44 out of the 55 subjects assessed, achieving global recognition in fields such as Classics and Ancient History, Library and Information Management, Social Policy and Administration, Modern Languages, and Sociology.

Several other Taiwanese universities also made it to the global top 50 rankings, including Taipei Medical University (Nursing), National Taiwan Normal University (Education), National Chengchi University (Classics and Ancient History), and National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism (Hospitality and Leisure Management).

NTU secured the ninth position in Asia with 32 entries in the top 100 and shared the seventh spot in Asia for the number of top 200 entries with the National University of Singapore and Peking University, each having 44 entries in this tier.

With one ranked university per 956,931 individuals, Taiwan boasts the second-highest density of ranked universities per capita in Asia, only behind Hong Kong.

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