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
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