Nine Thai universities in ‘world’s best’

national March 22, 2016 18:53

By The Nation

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NINE Thai universities are listed among educational institutions acknowledged for their academic excellence in a world ranking released yesterday.



The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, was released on www.TopUniversities.com. It feaฌtures a record 42 disciplines, makฌing it the world’s largestever rankฌing of its kind. The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers contributed to the results sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric dataฌbase.
The nine Thai universities feaฌtured in this edition achieved 38 placements across 42 tables. They were Chulalongkorn (CU), Kasetsart (KU), Mahidol, Thammasat, the Asian Institute of Technology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Lat Krabang, Chiang Mai, Prince of Songkla and Khon Kaen universiฌties.
KU achieved the highest rank: 47th globally for agriculture. CU is the most represented, with 18 placements, two more than last year.
Harvard and MIT continued to take the lion’s share of top places, leading in twelve subjects each. Sixteen different institutions topped at least one of the subjects.
In the six new disciplines ranked, Harvard leads anthropology and social policy and administration, while Cambridge led archaeology. Juilliard topped performing arts. Colorado School of Mines topped mineral engineering, while University of Pennsylvania led nursing.
Ben Sowter, head of the QS Intelligence Unit, said: “Though US and UK remain dominant, our most inclusive rankings yet show that excellence can be found in an everincreasing number of places. Nations like Austria, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, and China, are in the top ten of our tables. Our new top 100 for performing arts acknowledges academic excellence in 27 different countries, while our top 200 for business & manageฌment recognises it in 33.”
 
In continental Europe the countries with highest number of placements among the topten were: Switzerland (11), Netherlands (8), Sweden (6), France (3) and Italy (2). In AsiaPacific: Singapore (15), Australia (9), Japan (7), Hong Kong (6), Mainland China (5).
Brazil dominated Latin America, with Universidade de Sao Paulo ranking 9th for dentistry. South Africa led its continent with Cape Town University 9th in development studies. In the Middle East, the top performing country was Saudi Arabia, with KFUPM, ranked 46 in mineral engineering.
 
Subject 2016 2015 Institution
Accounting & Finance 101150 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Agriculture & Forestry 47   39   Kasetsart University
Agriculture & Forestry 101150 51100   Chiang Mai University
Agriculture & Forestry 151200 151200   Prince of Songkla University
Biological Sciences 201250 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Biological Sciences 201250 151200   Mahidol University
Business & Management Studies 151200 101150   Chulalongkorn University
Business & Management Studies 151200 151200   Thammasat University
Chemistry 101150 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Chemistry 301400 301400 Mahidol University
Computer Science & Information Systems 201250 201250   Chulalongkorn University
Computer Science & Information Systems 351400 301400 Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Economics & Econometrics 201300 Chulalongkorn University
Engineering  Chemical 51100 51100   Chulalongkorn University
Engineering  Civil & Structural 151200 151200   Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Engineering  Civil & Structural 151200 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Engineering  Electrical & Electronic 151200 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Engineering  Electrical & Electronic 251300 251300   King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Engineering  Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 151200 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Environmental Sciences 151200 101150   Chulalongkorn University
Environmental Sciences 201250 151200   Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Environmental Sciences 251300 Kasetsart University
Geography 151200 Chulalongkorn University
Linguistics 151200 101150   Chulalongkorn University
Linguistics 151200 Mahidol University
Materials Science 151200 101150   Chulalongkorn University
Mathematics 301400 301400 Chulalongkorn University
Medicine 101150 51100   Mahidol University
Medicine 151200 151200   Chulalongkorn University
Medicine 251300 151200   Chiang Mai University
Medicine 301400 301400 Khon Kaen University
Medicine 301400 301400 Prince of Songkla University
Modern Languages 101150 51100   Chulalongkorn University
Modern Languages 201250 251300   Chiang Mai University
Modern Languages 201250 201250   Mahidol University
Modern Languages 201250 251300   Thammasat University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 101150 101150   Mahidol University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 151200 101150   Chulalongkorn University
 

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