Chula Named Best University in Thailand by Best Global Universities 2020 Rankings

Chulalongkorn University has been ranked as Thailand’s best university, according to the Best Global Universities 2020 ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The University has accumulated a total global score of 48.2, landing the 522nd best university in the world, 81st in Asia, and 6th in Southeast Asia.

The University also ranked first in the nation in three subjects: Chemistry, Material Science, and Physics.  Moreover, the university came in second for Biology and Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine, Engineering, and Immunology.

The 13 key indicators used to evaluate the universities include:

RANKING INDICATOR
WEIGHT
RANK
Global research reputation
12.5%
#305
Regional research reputation
12.5%
#25
Publications
10%
#470
Books
2.5%
#606
Conferences
2.5%
#332
Normalized citation impact
10%
#976
Total citations
7.5%
#536
Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited
12.5%
#592
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited
10%
#1,099
International collaboration – relative to country
5%
#754
International collaboration
5%
#455
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited in their respective field
5%
#538
Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1% most highly cited papers
5%
#812

This year’s Best Global Universities 2020 featured 11 Thai universities (listed by ranking received): Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Chiang Mai University, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, Prince Songkla University, Khon Kaen University, Thammasat University, Suranaree University of Technology, King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, and Mae Fah Luang University.

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Chula’s encouragement and support for research is excellent for teachers, students, and the public.

Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University

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