Japan, China, HK varsities rise in world rankings

(From The Independent)

Japan, China, and Hong Kong are among the Asian countries whose universities are rising in reputation on the world stage, a move which is seeing the balance of power in higher education “slowly shifting from the West to the East.”

Students, some with their parents, wait to enroll for the new semester at China's Tsinghua University in this file photo

Students, some with their parents, wait to enroll for the new semester at China’s Tsinghua University in this file photo

According to this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings, the continent’s institutions have taken a total of 18 places in the complete 100 list – an increase of ten on last year.

Japan’s University of Tokyo is the highest-ranking in 12th place, while China breaks into the top 20 for the first time with Tsinghua University placing at 18th. Peking University, meanwhile, takes a respectable 21st place. Read More



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