Top Universities in Asia

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Asia is the home to some of the world’s best universities. It is counted among the top in the world, according to uniRank’s World University Rankings 2020.

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Many of Asia’s universities are renowned for promoting a global outlook by recruiting international students, faculty and encouraging international collaborations, so you can expect a technologically driven learning atmosphere as well as diversity on campus.

Universities in Asia have always gained a wide reputation for good teaching and excellent research. Asian universities are highly ranked among international schools and institutions worldwide, and they continue to attract the smartest people to their highly respected and prestigious degree programmes. All these top ranked colleges, universities, law schools, medical schools, and engineering schools have a wide, global reputation and continue to be the top-ranked schools for international students. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider Asia as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

uniRank tries to answer this question of the top universities in Asia by publishing the 2020 Asian University Ranking of 50 recognized Asian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate  higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format


1Shanghai Jiao Tong University cn
2Peking University cn
3Tsinghua University cn
4Fudan University cn
5Zhejiang University cn
6University of Science and Technology of China cn
7National University of Singapore sg
8The University of Tokyo jp
9The University of Hong Kong hk
10National Taiwan University tw
11King Saud University sa
12The Chinese University of Hong Kong hk
13Nanyang Technological University sg
14Anadolu Üniversitesi tr
15University of Tehran ir
16Indian Institute of Technology Madras in
17Kyoto University jp
18Nanjing University cn
19Wuhan University cn
20Keio University jp
21The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology hk
22Xiamen University cn
23Beijing Jiaotong University cn
24Seoul National University kr
25City University of Hong Kong hk
26Huazhong University of Science and Technology cn
27Xi’an Jiaotong University cn
28Waseda University jp
29The Hong Kong Polytechnic University hk
30Renmin University of China cn
31Tongji University cn
32Beijing Institute of Technology cn
33East China Normal University cn
34University of Tsukuba jp
35Shenzhen University cn
36South China University of Technology cn
37Shandong University cn
38Northwestern Polytechnical University cn
39University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences cn
40Tianjin University cn
41Harbin Institute of Technology cn
42Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in
43Dalian University of Technology cn
44National Chiao Tung University tw
45Osaka University jp
46National Tsing Hua University tw
47Universiti Teknologi MARA my
48Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in
49Beihang University cn
50Sun Yat-Sen University cn

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