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Top 10 Universities in Asia for Engineering & Technology 2013

By Laura Bridgestock

Updated April 11, 2021 Updated April 11, 2021

Interested in studying an engineering or technology subject in Asia? Discover the top 10 universities in Asia with the strongest reputations in engineering and technology in 2013, based on QS’s global survey of academics - part of the QS University Rankings: Asia.

1. University of Tokyo – Japan

Leading the pack is Japan’s prestigious University of Tokyo, which has a very strong reputation across all subject fields. It’s also rated Asia’s best for arts & humanities, natural sciences and life sciences & medicine, and second for social sciences (behind the National University of Singapore).

2. National University of Singapore (NUS) – Singapore

As mentioned above, NUS actually gets its highest rating for social sciences. It’s also rated Asia’s second best for arts & humanities, second for life sciences & medicine, and fourth for natural sciences. In the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, NUS climbed to 2= this year, joint with the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

3. Tsinghua University – China

Ranked 14th in Asia in the overall ranking, Tsinghua claims a high reputation among academics as one of its main strengths. It gets its highest academic rating for engineering & technology subjects – but is within the top 10 for all other four subject areas.

4. Tokyo Institute of Technology – Japan

Tokyo Institute of Technology may be less internationally known than its fellow Tokyo-based institution, the University of Tokyo, but it still ranks 13th overall in this year’s QS University Rankings: Asia. Reflecting its subject focus, it has its strongest academic rating for engineering & technology, but is also rated 10th for natural sciences and within the region’s top 100 for social sciences.

5. Kyoto University – Japan

Ranking 10= in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, Kyoto University is again very well rated across all the subject areas. It comes fourth in Asia in the overall academic reputation survey, and is rated 12th in the region by employers.

6. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – Korea

Another university specializing in science and technology subjects, it’s no surprise to see KAIST getting its highest rating from academics for engineering and technology. It comes 6th overall in this year’s QS University Rankings: Asia, climbing one place compared to 2012.

7. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore

NTU has also climbed in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia – from 17th in 2012 to 10= in 2013. Again, it’s no surprise that engineering and technology is the field for which it’s best known – but it also gets strong scores for the other subject areas, rated Asia’s 10th best for social sciences & management, 16th for arts and humanities, 21st for natural sciences and 22nd for life sciences & medicine.

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

HKUST is the overall leader in the QS University Rankings: Asia, but only comes 10th overall in the academic reputation survey. This is its second strongest-rated subject area, after social sciences & management (where it’s rated 7th).

9. Shanghai Jiao Tong University – China

At 27th in the overall QS University Rankings: Asia, Shanghai Jiao Tong would be higher if the ranking was based solely on reputation. It’s rated Asia’s 15th best overall by academics, and 9th by employers. This is its strongest subject area, followed by life sciences & medicine.

10. Seoul National University (SNU) – Korea

SNU is fourth overall in the QS University Rankings: Asia, and comes 6th overall in the academic reputation survey. It’s rated 5th for social sciences, 6th for arts & humanities, 6th for life sciences & medicine, and 6th for natural sciences – so impressive as it’s 10th place here may be, engineering & technology is by no means SNU’s only strength!

Top 50 Universities in Asia for Engineering & Technology

2013 Institution Name Country/ Territory
Rank    
1 The University of Tokyo Japan
2 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
3 Tsinghua University China
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
5 Kyoto University Japan
6 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea
7 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
8 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Hong Kong
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
10 Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea
11 National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan
12 Peking University China
13 University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong
14 Osaka University Japan
15 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) India
16 Tohoku University Japan
17 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) India
18 Zhejiang University China
19 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) India
20 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong
21 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea
22 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) India
23 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
24 Indian Institute of Science India
25 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
26 University of Science and Technology of China China
27 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) India
28 Nagoya University Japan
29 Chulalongkorn University Thailand
30 Kyushu University Japan
31 Fudan University China
32 Harbin Institute of Technology China
33 Waseda University Japan
34 Xi'an Jiaotong University China
35 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Indonesia
36 Hokkaido University Japan
37 National Cheng Kung University Taiwan
38 National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
39 Yonsei University South Korea
40 Korea University South Korea
41 Sungkyunkwan University South Korea
42 City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
43 Tongji University China
44 Nanjing University China
45 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia
46 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
47 Keio University Japan
48 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (formerly National Taiwan Institute of Technology) Taiwan
49 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) India
50 Tianjin University China

This article was originally published in June 2013 . It was last updated in April 2021

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The former editor of TopUniversities.com, Laura oversaw the site's editorial content and student forums. She also edited the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributed to market research reports, including 'How Do Students Use Rankings?'

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