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Top Universities in Asia for Life Sciences & Medicine 2014

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作者:劳拉·布里奇斯托克(Laura Bridgestock)

Updated April 16, 2021 Updated April 16, 2021

As an accompaniment to theQS University Rankings: Asia, the QS Intelligence Unit analyses responses to its global survey of academics, to identify the Asian institutions with the strongest reputations in each subject area. Below are this year’stop universities in Asia for life sciences and medicine, as rated by the international academic community, with a top 10 followed by the full top 50.

1. University of Tokyo

Nigh unbeatable when it comes to reputation, theUniversity of Tokyois academics’ Asian number one in four of the five subject categories considered – beaten to the top spot only in social sciences and management by the National University of Singapore. In the 2014QS世界大学排名, which provides a more detailed ranking of the world’s top universities for specific disciplines, the University of Tokyo’s strongest life sciences subject is pharmacy, for which it’s ranked 12= in the world. It also comes 13thin the world for agriculture and forestry, 18thfor biological science and 20th医学。

2.新加坡国立大学(NUS)

TheNational University of Singapore (NUS)made headlines last month when it climbed to the top of the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, marking the first time the ranking had been headed by a university outside of Hong Kong. NUS has an extremely strong reputation across the subject spectrum, and appears at the top of the tables in many of the 30 disciplines covered by the QS Rankings by Subject. Within the life sciences, its strongest ranking is for pharmacy, for which it shares 12thposition alongside the University of Tokyo. It’s also 17thfor biological sciences, 21= for medicine and 25= for psychology.

3. Kyoto University

Reflecting the strong reputation of Japanese universities in the life sciences field,京都大学follows close behind Tokyo as the country’s second-rated institution in this area. A closer analysis of Kyoto University’s life sciences strengths, based on the QS Rankings by Subject, shows that it’s currently ranked 13= for biological sciences, 24th对于药房,25thfor agriculture and 35th医学。在整个QS大学排名中:亚洲,京都大学目前为12thplace, two positions behind the University of Tokyo and one above fellow Japanese entrant Osaka University.

4. University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong’s leading representative in this field is also its top entry in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, where theUniversity of Hong Kong (HKU)目前处于第三名。HKU在评估的所有五个主题领域中享有良好的声誉,并且同样,按学科在排名中的总体代表性很强。考虑到生命科学学科,HKU声称自己在24 =的药物排名中最有力的位置。它的心理学仅排名低一个,并且在药学和生物科学的全球前50名中也排名较低。

5. Peking University

China’s北京大学is likewise very well reputed across every subject category, and places 8thoverall in the 2014 Asia ranking. For closer insights into its life sciences strengths, the Rankings by Subject place Peking University at 37thin the world for biological sciences, 38thfor pharmacy and 48= for psychology. Overall, this leading Chinese institution boasts one of the widest reaching reputations among top universities in Asia; it’s rated third in the region by both academics and employers.

6. Seoul National University (SNU)

South Korea’s highest rated university for life sciences and medicine isSeoul National University (SNU),目前在QS大学总排名中排名第四:亚洲。这是韩国在大多数学科领域被学者评级最高的,除了engineering and technology, where KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology boasts the stronger reputation. In life sciences disciplines covered by the QS Rankings by Subject, SNU is ranked 29= in the world for pharmacy, and places within the global top 100 for medicine, biological sciences and agriculture.

7. National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan’sNational Taiwan University (NTU)is another of the top universities in Asia with a strong academic reputation across all subject areas, though slightly lower scores in the other indicators mean it comes out at 21stin the overall Asia ranking. Within the life sciences, NTU’s strongest subject area is medicine, for which it’s currently ranked 43rdin the world. It’s also in the top 100 for pharmacy, biological sciences and agriculture.

8. Osaka University

第三个额定在学校the 10 top universities in Asia for life sciences isOsaka University, which places 13thin the overall Asia ranking. As well as placing within the world’s leading 100 for both pharmacy and medicine, it’s also currently ranked 29th根据2014年QS世界大学排名,在生物科学世界中。

9. Tsinghua University

China’s second entry – both here and in the overall Asia ranking, where it occupies 14th的地方,是Tsinghua University, which boasts one of the strongest reputations among universities in Asia. It’s rated fifth in the region by academics, and one place higher by employers. Prospective life sciences students will be interested to know it’s ranked within the world’s top 100 for biological sciences, and the top 150 for both medicine and pharmacy.

10. Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

TheChinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)目前在亚洲排名中排名第六,并在该地区的所有五个主题领域中排名第六。在QS世界大学排名中,Cuhk的最强生命科学职位是心理学(41stin the world) and medicine (49th), and it’s also within the world’s top 100 for biological sciences.

Top 50 universities in Asia for life sciences & medicine, 2014

1

东京大学

Japan

2

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

3

京都大学

Japan

4

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

5

北京大学

China

6

Seoul National University (SNU)

South Korea

7

National Taiwan University (NTU)

Taiwan

8

Osaka University

Japan

9

Tsinghua University

China

10

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

11

Fudan University

China

12

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong

13

台北医科大学

Taiwan

14

Mahidol University

Thailand

15

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

16

Yonsei University

South Korea

17

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

18

南南技术大学(NTU)

Singapore

19

Chulalongkorn University

Thailand

20

Tohoku University

Japan

21

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Japan

22

九州大学

Japan

23

名古屋大学

Japan

24

Hokkaido University

Japan

25

Sungkyunkwan University

South Korea

26

中国科学技术大学

China

27

浦项市大学的科学d Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

28

Korea University

South Korea

29

Universiti Malaya (UM)

Malaysia

30

Zhejiang University

China

31

Keio University

Japan

32

印度科学学院

India

33

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

34

马来西亚大学(UKM)

Malaysia

35

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Malaysia

36

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

China

37

国民华人大学

Taiwan

38

南京大学

China

39

Kyung Hee University

South Korea

40

National Yang Ming University

Taiwan

41

University of Indonesia

Indonesia

42

University of the Philippines

Philippines

43

Tsukuba大学

Japan

44

Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)

Indonesia

45

Hanyang University

South Korea

46

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

India

47

National Cheng Kung University

Taiwan

48

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Malaysia

49

Beijing Institute of Technology

China

50

德里大学

India

About the QS University Rankings: Asia

自2009年以来每年发布,QS University Rankings: Asiaranks the top 300 universities in Asia. The ranking is based on nine indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research papers per faculty member, citations per paper, international diversity of faculty, international diversity of students, inbound student exchange and outbound student exchange. The top universities in Asia for life sciences and medicine, listed above, are identified based on analysis of the academic reputation survey.

Image credits:Fran C. Muller / Shutterstock.com(University of Tokyo),e X p o s e / Shutterstock.com(NTU)

This article was originally published in June 2014 . It was last updated in April 2021

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The former editor of TopUniversities.com, Laura oversaw the site's editorial content and学生论坛. She also edited theQS顶级研究生指南and contributed to market research reports, including 'How Do Students Use Rankings?'

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