Universities in Asia

Higher Education in Asia


Which universities are the most common in each Asian country? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this query by releasing a list of Asian countries and rating higher-education institutions that fulfill the following Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

being chartered, certified, or approved by the required higher education-related institution in each Asian region, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.
The aim of Topuniversitieslist is to include a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in each Asian country focused on accurate, impartial, and non-influenceable site metrics generated by objective web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by universities. We also have a short description of higher education in Asia at the bottom of the list.

Asia Universities by Country

Snapshot of Higher Education in Asia

Representation of Asian Universities in the World Asia's Universities and Further Education In Asia, how many universities are there? In 2020, there will be 5,984 officially accredited higher-education institutions in Asia, according to the Topuniversitieslist database. Given that the Topuniversitieslist database contains a total of 13,723 officially accredited higher education entities, the following is the percentage of Asian universities in the world: 43.6 percent Topuniversitieslist Asian Universities World Representation Index Given that the Asian continent accounts for about 59.8% of the global population (source: United Nations' World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision), the Asian higher education infrastructure and offerings seem to be severely underrepresented in the world, at least in terms of the amount of higher education institutions. In Asia, there are public and private universities. What is the total number of public and private universities in Asia? 2,622 of Asia's 5,984 accredited higher education institutions are public (i.e., formally associated with or operated by central, state, or local governments) and 2,901 are private, according to the Topuniversitieslist database. The form of control exercised by the remaining Asian universities in the Topuniversitieslist database is uncertain or not published. In terms of the amount of public and private universities on the Asian continent as a whole, the Topuniversitieslist database indicates a marginally higher prevalence of private higher education institutions. However, public higher education establishments account for 182 of Asia's top 200 universities (91 percent). In each Asian country's higher education system, differences and peculiarities can still occur. Non-profit vs. for-profit organizations Asia's universities Universities in Asia are what kind of bodies are they? 2,681 of Asia's 5,984 accredited higher education organizations are non-profit, while 280 are for-profit, according to the Topuniversitieslist database. The remaining Asian universities in the Topuniversitieslist database are either uncertain or have not stated their form of institution. The overwhelming majority of Asian public higher education entities are non-for-profit organizations, not in legal terms, but in terms of structure and administrative functions such as function, scope, and goal. Asia's higher education sector faces challenges What are the major obstacles that Asian higher education actually faces? According to Topuniversitieslist , the key challenges facing Asia's higher education system are enrollment growth and capability, insufficient financing, and a lack of harmonization across the continent's higher education systems. Asia's Top 200 Universities Topuniversitieslist publishes a non-academic list of Asia's top 200 universities twice a year, based on valid, impartial, and non-influenceable site metrics gathered from independent web intelligence outlets. For more detail, see the rating methodology on the About Us tab. The following is a list of the top ten universities in Asia, as determined by the 2020 Topuniversitieslist University Ranking:

Top 10 Universities in Asia

# University Country WR
1 Tsinghua University flag China 43
2 The University of New South Wales flag Australia 54
3 The University of Sydney flag Australia 65
4 The University of Queensland flag Australia 76
5 The University of Tokyo flag Japan 78
6 Kyoto University flag Japan 125
7 National University of Singapore flag Singapore 130
8 King Saud University flag Saudi Arabia 148
9 The University of Hong Kong flag Hong Kong 150
10 Peking University flag China 180

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