8 Iranian universities among top 200 Asian universities

TEHRAN — Eight Iranian universities are among the top 200 universities in Asia, according to Times Higher Education’s 2016 ranking.

Sharif University of Technology, Iran University of Science and Technology, Isfahan University of Technology, and Amirkabir University of Technology are the Iranian universities are among the top 100 universities, Khabaronline reported.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, University of Tehran, and Shahid Beheshti University are the universities the lower half of the table respectively.

Singapore leads the way in Times Higher Education’s 2016 ranking of the premier universities in Asia and is home to the best two universities in the continent for the first time, while China and Japan have the highest density of top institutions in the region each with 39 universities.

Taiwan and South Korea each with 24 universities, India with 16, Turkey with 11, Thailand with 7, Hong Kong each with 6, Malaysia with 4, Saudi Arabia with 3, Jordan, UAE, Pakistan, and Singapore each with 2, and finally Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Bangladesh, Macao, and Indonesia each with 1 university are of the countries represented themselves in the Asia University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The Asia University Rankings use the same carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments, but the weightings are specially recalibrated, based on feedback, to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

Teaching (the learning environment) with 25 percent, research (volume, income and reputation) with 30 percent, citations (research influence) with 30 percent, international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer) each with 7.5 percent are the five performance indicators used to rank the universities.

By Tehran Times