QS World University Rankings

Every year the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) publishes the QS World University Rankings, looking at a broad range of university activity as indicators including academic peer review, faculty student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation, international student ratio, and international staff ratio. QS World University Rankings is viewed as one of the most widely read university rankings.

Year Ranking Information Source
2021 National Taiwan University (NTU): 66
2020 NTU: 69
2019 NTU: 72
2018 NTU: 76
2017 NTU: 68


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. The publication comprises the world's overall, subject and reputation rankings, alongside two regional league tables, Asia and BRICS & Emerging Economies. Overall indicators include industry income - innovation, international diversity, teaching - the learning environment, research - volume, income and reputation, and citations - research influence.

Year Ranking Information Source
2021 National Taiwan University (NTU): 97!/page/0/length/25/locations/TW/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats 
2020 NTU: 120
2019 NTU: 170
2018 NTU: 198
2017 NTU: 195



This large scale cross countries assessment aims to evaluate worldwide of 15-year-old students, near the end of compulsory education, performance in the field of varied domains, such as reading, mathematics and science. With life-long learning perspectives, PISA examines the education outcomes in light of formal and informal environments, regular curriculums, external clubs, family background, school climates, parental involvement, etc.

Year Ranking Information Source
2018 Reading 17, Math 5, Science 10. 
2015 Reading 23, Math 4, Science 4.
2012 Reading 8, Math 4, Science 13.
2009 Reading 23, Math 5, Science 12
2006 Reading16, Math 1, Science 4.


QS Best Student Cities

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) publishes annually the QS Best Student Cities, an index of the world’s top urban destinations for international students, based on a diverse range of indicators grouped into 5 major categories including university rankings, affordability, student mix, desirability, and employer activity.

Year Ranking Information Source
2019 Taipei: 17 
2018 Taipei: 20
2017 Taipei: 21
2016 Taipei: 23
2015 Taipei: 25