The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2013 are based on the same criteria as the THE World University Rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters. We judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
1 The University of Tokyo Japan
78.3
2 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
77.5
3 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
75.6
4 Peking University China
70.7
5 Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) Republic of Korea
69.4
6 Tsinghua University China
67.1
7 Kyoto University Japan
66.8
8 Seoul National University Republic of Korea
65.9
9 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
64.4
10 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Republic of Korea
64.0
11 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
59.4
12 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
54.4
13 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
53.7
14 National Taiwan University Taiwan
53.2
15 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
53.1
15 Tohoku University Japan
53.1
17 Osaka University Japan
52.0
18 Tel Aviv University Israel
50.5
19 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
48.5
20 Yonsei University Republic of Korea
48.2
21 Technion Israel Institute of Technology Israel
46.9
22 Middle East Technical University Turkey
45.8
23 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Republic of Korea
45.3
24 Fudan University China
44.9
25 University of Science and Technology of China China
44.8
26 Nagoya University Japan
43.8
27 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
42.8
28 Bilkent University Turkey
41.7
28 Korea University Republic of Korea
41.7
30 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur India
41.6
31 Koç University Turkey
41.5
32 National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
40.7
33 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
40.6
33 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay India
40.6
35 Nanjing University China
40.4
36 Tokyo Metropolitan University Japan
40.0
37 Boğaziçi University Turkey
38.9
38 Istanbul Technical University Turkey
38.0
39 Tokyo Medical and Dental University Japan
37.7
40 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
37.2
41 Renmin University of China China
36.9
42 Sharif University of Technology Iran
36.5
42 University of Tsukuba Japan
36.5
44 Hokkaido University Japan
36.4
45 Zhejiang University China
36.0
46 National Sun Yat-Sen University Taiwan
35.5
47 National Cheng Kung University Taiwan
35.4
48 Kyushu University Japan
34.5
49 King Abdulaziz University Saudi Arabia
34.3
50 Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong
34.1
51 Sun Yat-sen University China
33.8
52 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology Taiwan
33.3
53 Keio University Japan
32.8
54 National Central University Taiwan
31.2
55 King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi Thailand
30.3
56 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee India
29.9
57 Waseda University Japan
29.7
58 Wuhan University China
29.0
58 Wuhan University of Technology China
29.0
60 Juntendo University Japan
28.8
61 Mahidol University Thailand
28.7
62 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran
27.9
62 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
27.9
64 Kyung Hee University Republic of Korea
27.8
65 Bar-Ilan University Israel
27.6
66 Harbin Institute of Technology China
27.5
67 Hiroshima University Japan
27.2
68 National Taiwan Normal University Taiwan
27.1
69 China Medical University, Taiwan Taiwan
27.0
69 Osaka City University Japan
27.0
71 Yuan Ze University Taiwan
26.8
72 Chung Yuan Christian University Taiwan
26.5
73 Kobe University Japan
26.4
74 Hanyang University Republic of Korea
26.1
75 Chiba University Japan
26.0
76 National Taiwan Ocean University Taiwan
25.8
77 King Saud University Saudi Arabia
25.6
78 Sogang University Republic of Korea
25.5
79 Pusan National University Republic of Korea
25.4
80 Dalian University of Technology China
25.3
81 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Japan
24.9
82 Chulalongkorn University Thailand
24.8
83 National Chung Cheng University Taiwan
24.5
84 Kyungpook National University Republic of Korea
24.2
85 Okayama University Japan
24.0
86 United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates
23.7
87 American University of Beirut Lebanon
23.6
87 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
23.6
89 National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
23.4
89 Xi'an Jiaotong University China
23.4
91 Inha University Republic of Korea
23.1
92 Konkuk University Republic of Korea
23.0
92 National Chung Hsing University Taiwan
23.0
94 Chung-Ang University Republic of Korea
22.6
95 Isfahan University of Technology Iran
22.5
96 Kanazawa University Japan
22.4
96 Yokohama National University Japan
22.4
98 Feng Chia University Taiwan
22.1
99 Huazhong University of Science and Technology China
22.0
100 National Taipei University of Technology Taiwan
21.8

The Asia University Rankings is based on the same established, trusted and comprehensive performance indicators as THE World University Rankings. Rankings Editor Phil Baty and reporters Chris Parr and Elizabeth Gibney discuss the new movements in the Asia University Rankings 2013 Podcast