Iranian universities among Asia top universities

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Three Iranian universities are among the top 100 universities in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015.

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015 are based on the same criteria as the THE World University Rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters. They judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Three Iranian universities are featured among the 100 top universities in Asia; Sharif University of Technology ranked 43 with overall score of 37.7; Isfahan University of Technology ranked 61 with overall score of 32.7; and Iran University of Science and Technology ranked 69 with overall score of 30.6.

The top three universities of Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015 include The University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore (NUS), and The University of Hong Kong respectively.

In this year’s rankings, Japan has lost its crown to its main regional rival, China. China has made significant progress and overtaken Japan as Asia’s number one nation for world-class universities with 21 institutions in the top 100.

By Mehr News Agency