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QS World University Rankings 2019(Announced on June, 2018)

Korea University is ranked 86th in the World University Ranking 2018 released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the British rating agency of universities around the world. KU enters the top 80 for the first time in its history, taking the highest place among private universities in Korea. Compared to 2013 when the university was ranked 145th, it is 59 places higher, maintaining an upward trend for five years in a row. Since it entered the top 100 for the first time in 2016, it has successfully kept its momentum moving up the rankings.

The 1st among private universities in Korea

86 Climbed 4 places from last year’s ranking

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 (Announced on March, 2018)

QS releases world university rankings in 48 subjects (majors) within five academic disciplines—Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Management, Engineering & Technology, Life Science & Medicine, and Natural Science. QS University Rankings by Subject lists up to 500 rankings for each of 48 subjects. KU was ranked in the top 100 in 22 subjects (top 1-50 in seven subjects; top 51-100 in 15 subjects), placing itself in the top spot among Korea’s comprehensive private universities.

KU stands among the
top 100 universities in 22
out of 48 subject areas

7 In 48 subject areas,
KU stands among
the top 50 universities

22 In 48 subject areas,
KU stands among the
top 100 universities

QS Asia University Rankings 2018(Announced on October, 2017)

In order to collect data for the rankings, a total of 426 universities in 16 countries, including Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, are assessed. In Korea, 47 universities are subject to the university assessment. Korea University has shown a steep increase in the following criteria: papers per faculty (up 12 places from previous year) and the proportion of academic staff members qualified to PhD level (16 places higher than last year).

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

16 Korea University has taken an extraordinary upturn compared to major universities

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

Evaluation Team
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