What are the most popular Universities in each Asian country? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing a list of Asian countries and providing a ranking of their higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:
searching 2,000 universities in Asia
How many public and private Universities are there in Asia? Out of the total number of 5,984 recognized higher educations institutions in Asia included in the uniRank database, 2,622 are public (i.e. officially affiliated to or run by national, state or local governments) and 2,901 are private. The type of control of the remaining Asian Universities included in the uniRank database is unknown or it has not been reported.
In terms of the number of public versus private Universities, the uniRank database shows a slightly higher presence of private higher education institutions in the Asian continent as a whole. However, 182 out of the top 200 Universities in Asia (91%) are public higher education institutions. Differences and peculiarities may still exist in each Asian country higher education system.
What type of entities are Universities in Asia? Out of the total number of 5,984 recognized higher educations institutions in Asia included in the uniRank database, 2,681 are non-profit and 280 are for-profit. The type of entity of the remaining Asian Universities included in the uniRank database is unknown or it has not been reported. As a general rule, the vast majority of Asian public higher education institutions are not-for-profit organisations, not necessarily in legal terms but certainly in terms of nature and institutional purposes such as role, scope and mission.
What are the main challenges that higher education in Asia has to currently face? According to uniRank the main issues of the higher education system in Asia are enrollment growth and capacity, inadequate funding and lack of harmonization of the higher education systems in the Asian continent as a whole.
uniRank publishes twice a year a non-academic ranking of the top 200 Universities in Asia based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources. Please read the ranking methodology in the About Us page for more information.According to the 2020 uniRank University Ranking this is the list of the top 10 Universities in Asia:
|1||The University of Tokyo||jp|
|2||National University of Singapore||sg|
|3||King Saud University||sa|
|6||National Taiwan University||tw|
|7||Nanyang Technological University||sg|
|8||The University of Hong Kong||hk|
|10||The Chinese University of Hong Kong||hk|