National Taiwan University (NTU) was included on a list of the world’s top 100 universities in a number of academic fields in a recently released US ranking, but none of the universities in Taiwan made it to the top 100 in the arts and humanities.
NTU ranked No. 49 in the World’s Best Colleges and Universities ranking in engineering and information technology for the past academic year.
This placed it ahead of the University of Hong Kong and Columbia University.
The ranking was established by US News and World Report — a US-based media organization that has been publishing US or world college and university rankings since 1983.
Among colleges and universities in the natural sciences, NTU ranked No. 50.
It came immediately behind the University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Pennsylvania.
NTU came in at No. 84 for performance in life sciences and biomedicine and No. 72 in social sciences.
NTU was the only Taiwanese university to be included in the top 100 universities in the those categories.
However, not a single Taiwanese university managed to make it into the 100 colleges and universities in the field of arts and humanities.
NTU ranked No. 20 among the best colleges and universities in Asia and the Middle East — the best performance by a Taiwanese university.
Japan dominated the top 20 Asian and Middle Eastern schools list.
NTU was joined by National Tsing Hua University, National Yang Ming University and National Cheng Kung University in the top 60 Asian and Middle Eastern universities.