Top 10 Universities in Asia for Social Sciences & Management 2013

Top 10 Universities in Asia for Social Sciences & Management 2013

Top universities in Asia for social sciences and management

Discover the top 10 universities in Asia for social sciences & management, as rated by academics. This list is based on QS’s global survey of academics, one part of the information used in creating the QS University Rankings: Asia.

1. National University of Singapore (NUS)

Social sciences & management are clearly very strong areas for Singapore’s flagship university, the National University of Singapore. As well we being Asia’s highest rated in this field according to data from QS’s global survey of academics, NUS also ranks among the world’s best for social sciences and management subjects, in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

2. University of Tokyo

Overall, the University of Tokyo has the strongest academic reputation in Asia – of the five subject areas covered, this is the only one for which it doesn’t get the region’s top rating (and second place certainly isn’t bad). Overall, it ranks 9th in this year’s QS University Rankings: Asia, which are based on the results of the academic reputation survey, and an additional eight indicators.

3. University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Ranking 2= (joint with NUS) in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, the University of Hong Kong (like NUS) appears to be best known for excellence in the social sciences and management. This is its highest rated subject area according to surveyed academics. That said, it has a strong reputation across all the subjects, and is also rated among Asia’s top 10 universities for arts and humanities, life sciences & medicine, and natural sciences.

4. Peking University

Peking University similarly has a very strong reputation across all the subject areas, and in fact comes out third overall for academic reputation (behind the University of Tokyo and National University of Singapore). It also ranks well internationally for many social science subjects – in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, it’s within the world’s top 50 for politics, law, statistics, economics and accounting.

5. Seoul National University (SNU)

South Korea’s highest ranking university, Seoul National University is currently ranked fourth overall in the QS University Rankings: Asia. Social sciences and management is the subject area in which SNU is highest rated by surveyed academics – but it’s rated within Asia’s top 10 universities for all five of the subject areas considered.

6. Kyoto University

In the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, Kyoto University is currently 10=, sharing this spot with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Like fellow Japanese institution, the University of Tokyo, it has a very strong academic reputation – coming out 4th overall in Asia according to QS’s global survey of academics.

7. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is in fact ranked number one in Asia overall, according to the latest QS University Rankings: Asia. This is due to its consistent high performance across all nine of the indicators used to create this ranking, of which academic reputation is one.

8. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

With a third Hong Kong university making this top 10, the city-state certainly has a strong selection of universities for those interested in social sciences and management. The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks 9th overall in this year’s QS University Rankings: Asia.

9. Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University is currently ranked 14th overall in the QS University Rankings: Asia (one position higher than in 2012). It has a strong reputation among surveyed academics across all subject areas – but an even stronger reputation among employers. In QS’s global survey of graduate employers, Tsinghua is currently rated Asia’s second best university, behind NUS.

10. Nanyang Technological University

Finally, another Singaporean university closes the top 10. Like Tsinghua, Nanyang Technological University has an even stronger rating among employers than academics – it’s currently rated 6th in Asia by employers. Overall, NTU comes out at 10= in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, having made an impressive climb from 17th position in 2012.

Top 50 Universities in Asia for Social Sciences & Management

2013 Institution Name Country/ Territory
Rank    
1 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
2 The University of Tokyo Japan
3 University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong
4 Peking University China
5 Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea
6 Kyoto University Japan
7 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Hong Kong
8 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
9 Tsinghua University China
10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
11 Fudan University China
12 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
13 Waseda University Japan
14 Yonsei University South Korea
15 Korea University South Korea
16 Keio University Japan
17 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
18 Chulalongkorn University Thailand
19 Osaka University Japan
20 Hitotsubashi University Japan
21 Beijing Normal University  China
22 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
23 Renmin (People’s) University of China China
24 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
25 Sungkyunkwan University South Korea
26 University of Indonesia Indonesia
27 Nanjing University China
28 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea
29 Thammasat University Thailand
30 University of Delhi India
31 University of the Philippines Philippines
32 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
33 National Chengchi University Taiwan
34 Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
35 Zhejiang University China
36 Kobe University Japan
37 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Malaysia
38 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Malaysia
39 University of Tsukuba Japan
40 Ateneo de Manila University Philippines
41 Dongguk University  South Korea
42 Sogang University South Korea
43 Tohoku University Japan
44 Nagoya University Japan
45 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong
46 Kyung Hee University South Korea
47 Xiamen University China
48 Ewha Womans University South Korea
49 Mahidol University Thailand
50 Wuhan University China

About the QS University Rankings: Asia

Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings: Asia ranks the top 300 universities in Asia. The ranking is based on nine indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, research papers per faculty member, citations per paper, international diversity of faculty, international diversity of students, inbound student exchange and outbound student exchange.