Asia University Rankings 2024

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2024 use the same 18 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions.

The universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available. The 2024 edition of the rankings introduces significant updates to the original methodology.

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Tsinghua University and Peking University in China take the first and second positions for the fifth year in a row. Five mainland Chinese universities feature in the top 10, compared with four last year. Zhejiang University enters this group, moving up from 12th to ninth.

With two universities each, Hong Kong and Singapore have the second-highest representation in the top 10. However, Hong Kong’s leading universities drop in rank while Singapore’s remain stable or gain ground.

The University of Tokyo, which is Japan’s top institution, rises from eighth to fifth, its highest position since 2015.

Meanwhile, South Korea’s top institution, Seoul National University, drifts further away from the top 10, dropping three places to 14th. 

In the top 100, mainland China dominates with 33 universities, followed by South Korea with 16.

The 2024 ranking includes 739 universities from 31 territories.

With 119 universities, Japan remains the most-represented nation this year. India follows with 91 institutions.

A total of 98 universities have joined the rankings since last year. This increase is led by India, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.

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