Universities in Seoul, South Korea
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Seoul
  • 19 Jan, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education. Includes 4 universities from Seoul.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Includes 12 universities from Seoul.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Publication of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. Seoul National University with highest ranking among universities in Seoul ranked #66.
  • 02 Nov, 2021: QS University Rankings: Asia updated with Korea University ranked highest among 28 listed universities in Seoul.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Seoul

Sports Related Subjects
#15 
Seoul National University
Modern Langugages
#19 
Seoul National University
Physical Sciences
#19 
Sungkyunkwan University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#21 
Seoul National University
Materials Science
#29 
Seoul National University
Library & Information Management
#29 
Sungkyunkwan University
Geography
#31 
Seoul National University
Communication & Media Studies
#34 
Seoul National University
Art & Design
#39 
Seoul National University
Agriculture & Forestry
#42 
Seoul National University

Rankings of universities in Seoul, South Korea 2022

#1

Seoul National University

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  • #1 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #36 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #42 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Sungkyunkwan University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #122 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #97 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #138 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Yonsei University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (564 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #151 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #79 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #115 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]



#4

Korea University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (946 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #74 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #127 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Hanyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (670 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #156 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #6 
  • #185 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Kyung Hee University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (152 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #264 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #226 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Sejong University

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  • #9 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #25 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #24 
  • #381 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#8

Chung-Ang University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (577 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #414 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #345 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#9

Ewha Womens University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (851 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #362 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #342 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#10

Konkuk University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (478 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #281 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#11

Sogang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (103 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #494 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #413 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#12

University of Seoul

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (232 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #484 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#13

The Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #482 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #32 
  • #1018 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#14

Dongguk University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (333 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #494 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #374 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #31 
  • #970 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#15

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #445 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #86 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #301 
QS Employability Rankings
[Published 23 September, 2021]


#16

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

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  • #28 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #37 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#17

Kookmin University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (356 reviews)
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  • #35 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #44 
  • #470 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#18

Soongsil University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (379 reviews)
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  • #30 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #53 
  • #508 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #38 
  • #1209 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#19

Sookmyung Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #432 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #1039 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]

#20

Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #343 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #701 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #351 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 02 June, 2021]


#21

Hongik University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (353 reviews)
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  • #39 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #56 
  • #516 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #39 
  • #1229 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#22

Kwangwoon University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (229 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #452 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #833 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #40 
  • #1104 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 02 June, 2021]


#23

Seoul Women's University

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  • #51 
  • #500 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #60 
  • #2107 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]

#24

Sangmyung University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (106 reviews)
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  • #64 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #2179 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]

#25

Sahmyook University

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  • #88 
  • #585 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #75 
  • #2477 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #81 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]

#26

Duksung Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (118 reviews)
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  • #70 
  • #550 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #80 
  • #3168 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #100 
  • #4675 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Hansung University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
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  • #98 
  • #646 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #66 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #88 
  • #4400 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Sungshin Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (132 reviews)
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  • #79 
  • #3090 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #29 
  • #216 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #74 
  • #3722 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Seoul National University of Education

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  • #55 
  • #451 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #116 
  • #6913 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Seokyeong University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
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  • #82 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #109 
  • #5191 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Dongduk Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
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  • #102 
  • #4800 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Korea National Open University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (74 reviews)
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  • #104 
  • #4956 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#33

Dongyang Mirae University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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  • #117 
  • #7324 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#34

Korean National University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (288 reviews)
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  • #125 
  • #10098 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#35

Korean Bible University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
  • #127 
  • #10899 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#36

Korea Digital University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
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#37

Seoul Cyber University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
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#38

Chugye University for the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#39

Seoul Digital University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (18 reviews)

#40

Korea National Sport University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (59 reviews)

#41

Korea Christian University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#42

Sungkonghoe University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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#43

Korea National Defense University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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#44

Torch Trinity Graduate University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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#45

Chongshin University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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#46

Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary

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#47

Seoul Christian University

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#48

Baekseok Arts University


#49

Sungmin University


#50

Korea Institute of Science and Technology


Seoul Key Facts for International Students

Population: 10350000

Time: GMT +9

District/province: Seoul,

Living costs for students in Seoul:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 94* (6% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 121* (21% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4,893.22 KRW
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

Map with location of universities in Seoul

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Seoul National University ranks #1 in Seoul in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Seoul Sungkyunkwan University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 36 rankings where Sungkyunkwan University is listed.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Sungkyunkwan University is ranked best in Seoul for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Sungkyunkwan University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Engineering (Materials Science). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Sungkyunkwan University is ranked best in Seoul for Computer Science (Library & Information Management). See all rankings for the Sungkyunkwan University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Korea University is ranked best in Seoul for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Korea University.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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