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2017 QS World University Rankings(Announced on June 8, 2017)

According to the QS World University Rankings 2017-2018, released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the UK agency that rates universities around the world, Korea University ranked 90th on the global universities list and topped the list of private universities in Korea – the highest rank in its history. Last year, the university ranked within the top 100, a first for domestic private schools, allowing it to achieve its mission statement of entering the top 100 world rankings that it declared back in 2005.The rating agency evaluated the performances of approximately 4,000 universities in the world according to the six metrics. In terms of the “Academic Reputation” metric, Korea University ranked 90th, positioning itself as a university recognized by the global academia. The university took 66th place in regards to the “Employer Reputation” metric that was based on the survey responses from employers. This proved that KU graduates have shown outstanding performances in their social career and that the university’s effort to nurture pioneering intellectuals has come to fruition.

The 1st among private universities in Korea

90 Climbed 8 places from last year’s ranking

2017 QS Subject Rankings (Announced on March 8, 2017)

Korea University placed eight out of a total of 46 specific subjects in the top 50, resulting in the best performance among the private universities in Korea. Compared to the last year’s survey, Korea University added six more subjects to its entries by subject. Just as in the previous year, the university stayed within the top 50 in the Social Policy & Administration and the Modern Languages subject rankings. It is notable that the university ranked in the top 50 in the Law subject ranking which was assessed for the first time by the rating agency.

KU stands among the
top 50 universities in 8
out of 46 subject areas

24 In 46 subject areas,
KU stands among the
top 100 universities

8 In 46 subject areas,
KU stands among
the top 50 universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (released on August 15, 2016)

KU was ranked 188 in the Shanghai Ranking. Major factors behind the climb were high performance indices regarding the number of highly-cited researchers (+5.8) and the number of articles published in SCIE/SSCI journals (+1.5).

The highest ranking among private universities in Korea

188 Climbed 32 places from last year’s ranking

QS University Rankings:Asia 2016(Announced on June 14, 2016)

The rating agency assessed the performances of 517 universities from 17 Asian countries including Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Among the nine criteria of performance assessment, KU demonstrated a sharp improvement in the following three areas: citations per paper (8 places higher than the last survey), faculty/student ratio (8 places higher), and proportion of international faculty (7 places higher).

Among Korean private universities, KU took the top place on the list

16 Compared to the previous year, the university ranked three places higher on the Asian universities list and two places higher among Korean universities

Evaluation Team
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