Best universities in the emerging economies: top 100 2019

The best universities in the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 

January 15 2019
Best universities in the emerging economies

Chinese universities dominate the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings 2019

Out of more than 440 ranked universities, China took 72 places, with Tsinghua University claiming the top place overall, followed by Peking University in second place. India was the second most represented country with 49 universities. 

The ranking shines a spotlight on universities in 43 countries classed as emerging economies, including Brazil, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey and the Czech Republic. 

All the universities in the top 10 also appear in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

The Emerging Economies Ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, measuring teaching, research, research impact, industry income and international outlook, but the weightings are adjusted to reflect the characteristics of this group of universities. The full methodology can be found here

Only institutions in countries in the FTSE Group’s Country Classification Process are eligible to be included in this ranking. 

Best universities in the emerging economies 2019

1. Tsinghua University, China

Since 1911, Tsinghua University has aimed to bridge the gap between Chinese and Western cultures, sciences and humanities, and ancient and modern methods.

Although the university has particular strengths in science and technology, it conducts research and teaching across 14 schools and 56 departments, from management to art.

Its motto is “Self-discipline and social commitment”, and this is achieved through a focus on integrity and action.

2. Peking University, China

Peking University’s campus is known as Yan Yuan – the garden of Yan – and is located in a suburb of Beijing, near the Summer Palace.

Many faculty members are members of prestigious research academies and direct groundbreaking research in China.

Students have the opportunity to study a diverse range of subjects, from humanities to applied sciences. There is also a significant focus on professional skills to provide students with the foundation to transition into careers.

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3. Zhejiang University, China

Zhejiang University is part of the elite C9 group of universities in China. Founded in 1887, it is one of the oldest and most selective universities in China.

The university has seven campuses across Hangzhou: Yuquan, Xixi, Haining International, Huajiachi, Zhijiang, Zijin’gang and Zhoushan. 

The university has partnerships with more than 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide such as Imperial College London, the University of Sydney and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

4. University of Science and Technology of China, China

The University of Science and Technology was established in 1958 to provide world-leading interdisciplinary education in science and technology.

It is located in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, south of Beijing.

Emphasis at the university has always been on the quality of research and teaching. Students receive a grounding in fundamental scientific theories before being immersed in emerging research and interdisciplinary fields of study.

5. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation

More than 40,000 postgraduate students and about 7,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Approximately 4,000 students come from outside Russia each year, and the university also offers specialist distance courses for Chinese students to learn Russian.

The university boasts four museums with a strong emphasis on natural sciences, and one of the largest library systems in Russia.

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Top 100 universities in the Emerging Economies Ranking 2019

Click on each institution to view its World University Rankings 2019 result

Emerging Economies Rank 2019 World University Rank 2019 University Country/Region
1 22 Tsinghua University China
2 31 Peking University China
3 101 Zhejiang University China
4 =93 University of Science and Technology of China China
5 =199 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
6 104 Fudan University China
7 134 Nanjing University China
8 189 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
9 =156 University of Cape Town South Africa
10 170 National Taiwan University Taiwan
11 201–250 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
12 251–300 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Russian Federation
13 301–350 Khalifa University United Arab Emirates
14 251–300 Indian Institute of Science India
15 251–300 University of São Paulo Brazil
=16 351–400 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI Russian Federation
=16 301–350 Wuhan University China
=18 301–350 University of Malaya Malaysia
=18 401–500 Tongji University China
20 351–400 Sabancı University Turkey
21 301–350 Sun Yat-sen University China
=22 401–500 Harbin Institute of Technology China
=22 301–350 Higher School of Economics Russian Federation
24 301–350 Stellenbosch University South Africa
25 351–400 Huazhong University of Science and Technology China
26 401–500 Koç University Turkey
27 401–500 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
=28 501–600 National Chiao Tung University Taiwan
=28 351–400 United Arab Emirates University United Arab Emirates
=30 351–400 University of Cyprus Cyprus
=30 301–350 University of Tartu Estonia
32 401–500 Qatar University Qatar
33 351–400 Nankai University China
34 401–500 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) Taiwan
35 401–500 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India
36 301–350 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) China
=37 401–500 National Tsing Hua University Taiwan
=37 501–600 Taipei Medical University Taiwan
39 501–600 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Taiwan
=40 501–600 China Medical University, Taiwan Taiwan
=40 401–500 University of Campinas Brazil
42 301–350 Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
=43 501–600 Beihang University China
=43 501–600 Southeast University China
45 501–600 Tianjin University China
=46 501–600 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur India
=46 601–800 National Taiwan Normal University Taiwan
48 501–600 South China University of Technology China
=49 401–500 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
=49 501–600 Tomsk State University Russian Federation
=51 351–400 University of Crete Greece
=51 501–600 Tomsk Polytechnic University Russian Federation
=53 401–500 Charles University in Prague Czech Republic
=53 501–600 ITMO University Russian Federation
55 501–600 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur India
56 601–800 Central South University China
57 501–600 Renmin University of China China
58 351–400 Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan
59 501–600 Xi’an Jiaotong University China
60 601–800 Universiti Teknologi Petronas Malaysia
61 351–400 Indian Institute of Technology Indore India
=62 501–600 Novosibirsk State University Russian Federation
=62 501–600 Shandong University China
=64 401–500 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research India
=64 501–600 Soochow University China
66 501–600 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India
67 401–500 Semmelweis University Hungary
=68 601–800 Mahidol University Thailand
=68 501–600 Saint Petersburg State University Russian Federation
=68 501–600 Xiamen University China
=71 501–600 Bilkent University Turkey
=71 501–600 Boğaziçi University Turkey
73 601–800 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Brazil
74 601–800 Istanbul Technical University Turkey
=75 501–600 East China Normal University China
=75 601–800 Indian Institute of Technology Madras India
77 601–800 Sichuan University China
78 601–800 University of Pretoria South Africa
79 501–600 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece
80 401–500 Diego Portales University Chile
81 501–600 National Yang-Ming University Taiwan
=82 601–800 Beijing Institute of Technology China
=82 601–800 University of Indonesia Indonesia
84 601–800 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Chile
85 401–500 University of Desarrollo Chile
86 601–800 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Malaysia
=87 601–800 China Agricultural University China
=87 601–800 Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University Russian Federation
=87 501–600 University of the Philippines Philippines
90 601–800 Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Mexico
91 501–600 Hunan University China
92 601–800 Northwestern Polytechnical University China
=93 601–800 National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico
=93 501–600 Savitribai Phule Pune University India
=95 601–800 Dalian University of Technology China
=95 501–600 Pontifical Javeriana University Colombia
=97 601–800 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) Brazil
=97 501–600 Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Peru
=99 501–600 Hacettepe University Turkey
=99 601–800 University of Johannesburg South Africa
=99 601–800 Kazan Federal University Russian Federation

Read more: See the full Emerging Economies Ranking 2019 here

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