Believe it or not, Taiwan has an overwhelming number of top universities

Twenty-six universities in Taiwan have made it onto Times Higher Education's latest list of leading schools in Asia-Pacific, the highest-ranked school was its flagship National Taiwan University (photo), which placed 33rd.
PHOTO: National Taiwan University

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Twenty-six universities in Taiwan have made it onto Times Higher Education's latest list of leading schools in Asia-Pacific.

That beats the 25 schools in South Korea, nine in Thailand, eight in New Zealand, seven in Malaysia, two in Indonesia and one in the Philippines.

Japan had the most schools on the list, punching above its weight with 69, followed by 52 from mainland China and 35 from Australia.

Photo: Times Higher Education

Taiwan's highest-ranked school was its flagship National Taiwan University, which placed 33rd.

The next three Taiwanese universities were National Tsing Hua University (清華大學) at 47th, National Chiao Tung University (交通大學) at 53rd and National Taiwan University of Science and Technology at 57th.

The top school in Asia was the National University of Singapore, which has a student body that's 50 per cent international and branch campuses across the globe.

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