Chulalongkorn University was ranked Thailand’s top university and 43rd in Asia by the QS Asia University Rankings 2021. Chula has achieved high scores for Academic Reputation, ranked 22nd in Asia; International Research Network, based on the number of publications co–authored with foreign researchers in the Scopus database, ranked 26th; and Employer Reputation, ranked 29th. Notably, Chula’s scores in the QS Asia University Rankings have been going up over the past four years (2018–2021).
The QS Asia University Rankings 2021 is based and weighted on 11 key metrics, including Academic Reputation (30%), Employer Reputation (20%), Faculty/Student Ratio (10%), International Research Network (10%), Citations per Paper (10%) and Papers per Faculty (5%), Staff with Ph.D. (5%), Proportion of International Faculty (2.5%) and Proportion of International Students (2.5%), Proportion of Inbound Exchange Students (2.5%), and Proportion of Outbound Exchange Students (2.5%).
Out of 650 universities in the rankings, the National University of Singapore has been ranked top in Asia for the third year in a row. The second place went to Tsinghua University, the People’s Republic of China, and the third place went to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Two Thai universities made it to the top 50 Universities in Asia this year: Chulalongkorn University (No. 43) and Mahidol University (No.44). Several other universities of Thailand, namely Chiang Mai University (rank 102), Thammasart University (rank 111), Kasetsart University (rank 149), Khon Kaen University (rank 151), Prince of Songkla University (rank 165), and the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (rank 189).