AU is ranked by QS World University Ranking Reports to be a “Top-300 University” in Asia.---
According to 2016 QS World University Rankings (QS) report, Asia University is listed in the top 300 universities in Asia for the first time, and is the No.22 best university in Taiwan.
AU promotes internationalization with greate efforts, attracting more than 300 international students from 18 countries in the world.
QS World University Rankings (QS) reported the 2016 ranking result of the best school-running universities in the world on June 15. A total of 12 schools in Taiwan are ranked to be within the top 100, and 30 ones within the top 300 (more precisely, in the list of top 251~300). Being evaluated for the first time, Asia University (AU)（Asia University, Taiwan） is in the list of the top 300 in Asia and is the No.22 best in Taiwan. Or if only private universities are considered, AU is the No.9 best in Taiwan, which is a great achievement because AU is the youngest university in Taiwan, only 15 years old.
The QS World University Rankings Report is a famous ranking result in the university circle. The rankings are based on four major achievements of the evaluated universities --- teaching, research, employer satisfaction, and internationalization. More detailed indicators of the rankings include academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty/student ratio (15%), citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (10%), staff with a PhD (5%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%). In the 2016 QS report, 30 universities in Taiwan enter the list of the top 300 universities in Asia.
AU Dean of R&D, Professor Chih-Yang Huang, said that AU is listed in the group of top 250-300 universities in Asia for the first time, and that some senior national schools included in this group are National Taipei University, National Chi Nan University, National Yun lin University of Science and Technology, National Chang hua University of Education, and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology. “This means that AU is a very good university, comparable with senior national schools in Taiwan,” said Dean Huang.
Dean Huang emphasized that research quality is weighted more than other indicators in the QS rankings, being given a weight of 50% (academic reputation 30%, citations per paper 10% and papers per faculty 10%). In this aspect, AU gets the scores of 49.8 for both indicators of “paper per faculty” and “citations per paper.”