Top Universities in Asia 2018

Asian universities are continuing their ascent into the top universities in the world. In fact, established universities aren’t just gaining ground, new universities are forming and joining them in their quest to provide world-class education.

Looking for a university in Asia? Here are four of our favorites:

1.   Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a medium-size research school based on the island of Hong Kong. Founded in 19991, HKUST is a premier destination for students with a keen interest in the sciences as well as technology, business, and engineering.

The university often ranks among the top 10 universities in Asia, but recently it has aimed for the top of the list of global universities, coming in at #36 on QS’s list.

2.   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) makes the list because of its position as a highly-productive research university and its global academic reputation.

KAIST was Korea’s first major public research institution in 1971. Today, it is home to just over 10,000 students. However, its student makeup is unique because there are more postgraduate and doctoral students combined than there are undergraduates.

Located in Daejeon, South Korea, this university is a huge get for postgraduates interested in a career in research and the number of citations produced among the faculty is second to none not only in Asia but globally.

3.   Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technical University is one of the best universities in the world and is consistently ranked as one of the best in Asia. Additionally, it’s been ranked in the number one spot on the QS Top 50 Under 50.

Located in Singapore, Nanyang Technological University is a science school, but it hasn’t pigeonholed itself. From materials science to engineering to natural sciences, there is no shortage of great programs for students at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

4.   Fudan University

Fudan University is the oldest and largest university on this list.  Based in Shanghai, it is one of the most competitive universities in mainland China and is known for both its wide range of disciplines and the quality of graduates it produces across politics, medicine, science, and in the humanities.

Fudan isn’t as research-oriented as KAIST or HKUST, but it does have a strong academic reputation and an international faculty, both of which benefit the student experience.

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