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NTU makes worst showing in global ranking assesment

Staff writer, with CNA

National Taiwan University (NTU) has fallen 13 notches to 155th in the latest global ranking assessment by the Times Higher Education magazine published on Wednesday.

It is NTU’s lowest ranking since the 2010 launch of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Times Higher Education Rankings editor Phil Baty said the result should serve as a warning to the government.

The nation needs a flagship university that can represent the country internationally and the government should focus on measures aimed at ensuring NTU maintains a high global ranking, Baty said.

The government must also continue to invest in higher education to help the nation’s universities remain competitive, he said.

NTU is the only Taiwanese institution to make the list of the top 200 universities worldwide.

Universities ranking lower than 200 are not assigned individual rankings, but are instead presented within ranges.

National Tsing Hua University is rated 251 to 275 and National Chiao Tung University 276 to 300.

National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-sen University and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology are grouped in the 351 to 400 range.

According to the Times, the top five institutions this year in order are the California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Oxford University, Stanford University and the University of Cambridge.

The University of Tokyo, ranked 23rd, is the best-performing institution in Asia. The National University of Singapore is ranked 25th.

A total of 24 universities in Asia are ranked in the top 200 this year, up from 20 last year.

The performance of universities is measured using 13 indicators in five main categories: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income — the ability to reinforce industry with innovation.

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