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National Taiwan University ranked in world’s top 100

Staff Writer, with CNA, LONDON

National Taiwan University (NTU) has been rated by the UK-based QS education network as among the world’s top 100 universities for biological sciences, medicine and psychology.

The only Taiwanese higher education institution to get a spot on the prestigious list, NTU is ranked 51st in the three disciplines, according to this year’s QS world university rankings.

The top 50 schools were ranked individually in the survey, but the next 50 were bunched together and not given specific rankings.

National Cheng Kung University and National Tsing Hua University are both ranked 151st to 200th for medicine.

Ben Sowter, head of research at QS, said the rankings are based on criteria such as employer reviews, academic peer reviews and citations per faculty that measure research productivity and quality.

The report shows that the world’s 10 best universities for medicine are Harvard University, Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of California (Los Angeles), Johns Hopkins University, Imperial College London and University of California (San Diego), in that order.

The 10 best for biological sciences are Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Stanford University, University of California (Berkeley), Yale University, California Institute of Technology, University of California (Los Angeles) and University of California (San Diego).

For psychology, the top 10 are Harvard University, Cambridge University, Stanford University, Oxford University, University of California (Berkeley), University of California (Los Angeles), Yale University, Melbourne University, Princeton University and McGill University.

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