The Times Higher Education has released the list of Asia University Rankings 2015. Unfortunately, none of Pakistani University were able to book a place in the list of Top 100 Asian Universities in 2015. Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea are dominating in the list of top 10.
The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015 criteria are same as the criteria adopted by The World University Rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters. The criteria of ranking is: teaching – the learning environment; international outlook – staff and students; industry income – innovation; research – volume, income & reputation; and citations – research influence.
According to combined score, The University of Tokyo (Japan) is at first place; at second there is National University of Singapore (Singapore); and at third there is The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). Two Japanese, two Hong Kong, two Singapore, two Chinese and two Republic of Korea has successfully booked place in the list of top ten.
Japan has 19 universities in the prestigious top 100, down from 20 last year and 22 in 2013, and 15 of those have slipped down the list, by an average of 5.8 places.
By contrast, mainland China now has 21 representatives, up from 18 last year and 15 in 2013, and many of these are rising up the table, including Peking University (fourth) and Tsinghua University (fifth), which have both moved up a place. Wuhan University has also climbed an impressive 15 places to joint 49th.
China’s special administrative regions are also performing well, with all six of Hong Kong’s ranked universities in the top 50, while Macau has made its debut in the table with the University of Macau entering in joint 40th place.
Unfortunately, even a single Pakistani university was not able to met the international standard. 35% of Pakistani population have no access to universities and those who are qualified from universities are unable to find a handsome job. It is socially putting adverse effects on our young people. This year just Rs. 75.58 billion have been allocated for education that is a very small amount in order to boost our educational sector.