London–Nearly one in every four students at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) is from overseas, making it one of the top 200 educational institutions in the world in terms of percentage of international students, according to rankings published by British magazine Times Higher Education this week.
With international students accounting for 23.4 percent of all enrollments, NTNU ranked 152nd on the list and is the only Taiwan university to feature.
Topping the list is the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where 83.4 percent of students are from overseas.
Coming in second is Hungary’s Central European University (77.4 percent), followed by London School of Economics and Political Science (70 percent), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (62.3 percent), and University of Luxembourg (54.8 percent).
Rounding out the top 10 are SOAS, University of London (54.3 percent), Switzerland’s A�cole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (54.2 percent), Imperial College London (52.2 percent), City University of London (49.2 percent) and University College London (46.9 percent).
In Asia, Hong Kong has the largest number of universities on the list, led by University of Hong Kong (38.6 percent) at 25th.
The other five are Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (38.1 percent, 27th), City University of Hong Kong (29.5 percent, 80th), Hong Kong Baptist University (28.7 percent, 86th), Chinese University of Hong Kong (26.5 percent, 110th) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (25.4 percent, 121st).
University of Macau (32.9 percent) is ranked 62nd, National University of Singapore (32.3 percent) 64th and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (32 percent) 70th.
South Korea’s Chung-Ang University (21.6 percent) and Yonsei University (20.2 percent) are ranked 177th and 196th, respectively.
Jinan University (25.8 percent, 118th) is the only school in China to make the list, while not a single university in Japan is included.
The percentage of foreign students is one of the indicators taken into consideration when Times Higher Education compiles its annual world university rankings.
Out of the 200 universities with the largest contingents of foreign students this year, 72 are located in Britain, 27 in the United States and 22 in Australia.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel