Top 10 Asian universities

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Every year, Forbes often unveils top ten universities in World University Rankings and Asian University Rankings basing on three main missions of a university: teaching, research and knowledge transfer. Ten universities below are on top 2010 in Asia.

 

The University of Hong Kong


The University of Hong Kong is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The official language of instruction is English. The University is mentioned as a "world-class comprehensive research university". In 2010, it was ranked 23rd in the QS World University Rankings and 1st in the Asian University Rankings.

 


The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

 

The University of Tokyo


The University of Tokyo is a major research university located in Tokyo, Japan. The University has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreigners. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is considered to be the most prestigious university in Japan. It ranks as the highest in Asia and 20th in the world in 2009 according to Academic Ranking of World Universities.

 


The University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo

 

Pohang University of Science and Technology


Pohang University of Science and Technology or POSTECH is a private university, based in Pohang, South Korea, which focuses on research and education in science and technology. In 1998, it was ranked as the best science and technology university in Asia. Furthermore, Joongangilbo - one of Korea\'s most circulated daily newspapers, ranked POSTECH as the leading university in Korea from 2002–2006. In 2010, Times Higher Education ranked the university as the 28th best university in the world, and the third best in Asia.

 


Pohang University of Science and Technology

Pohang University of Science and Technology

 

National University of Singapore (NUS)


National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university center in Asia. NUS offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programs which allow students to recognize their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.

 

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National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

The University of Melbourne


The University of Melbourne is a public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 1853, it is the second oldest university in Australia, and the oldest in Victoria. It has the largest financial endowment of any Australian university, standing at $1.1 billion as of 2009. Melbourne is ranked among the top universities in Australia and the world.

 


The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

 

Peking University


Peking University is a major research university located in Beijing, China. It is the first formally established modern national university of China. It was founded as Imperial Capital University in 1898 as a replacement of the ancient Guozijian. By 1920 it had become a center for progressive thought. Today, many national and international rankings frequently place Peking University as one of the best universities in China

 


Peking University

Peking University

 

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (often abbreviated HKUST) is a public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1991, it is one of the nine universities in Hong Kong. The school is home to 9,000 students as well as more than 450 faculties. Since its official opening in 1991, the university has become one of the top universities in Hong Kong and is among the most prestigious in Asia.

 


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

The Australian National University


The Australian National University, commonly abbreviated to ANU, is a public teaching and research university located in Canberra. The University consistently achieves the highest ranking for universities in Australia, it is the best university in Asia and the Southern Hemisphere. Its notable staff and alumni include five Nobel laureates

 


The Australian National University

The Australian National University

 

The University of Science and Technology of China


The University of Science and Technology of China is a national research university in Hefei, China. The university is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in China. It was founded in Beijing in September 1958. USTC was founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958 in response to the urgent need for the national economy, defense construction, and education in science and technology.

 


The University of Science and Technology of China

The University of Science and Technology of China

 

Kyoto University


Kyoto University is a major national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest university in Japan. The university has about 22,000 students enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

 


Kyoto University

Kyoto University

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/09/21