Bangkok, 19 June 2019 – Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s best university for the seventh consecutive year, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020, released today by the global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
Chulalongkorn University has secured its highest position in the country on the QS Rankings since 2014 while maintaining its place in the top 50 universities in Asia. The first university of Thailand has improved its overall world ranking to 247th from 271st last year. The QS ranking criteria included: academic performance (40%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), employer reputation (10%), international faculty index (5%) and international students index (5%).
Seven other Thai universities made their mark on this year’s QS World University Ranking, including Mahidol University (ranked at 314th), Chiang Mai University (at 601st – 650th), Thammasat University (at 601st – 650th), Kasetsart University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, and Khon Kaen University (all three at 801st –1,000th).
Meanwhile, US universities still held the top three spots in the latest international university league table, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) securing a spot as the best university in the world, followed by Stanford University and Harvard University.