Taipei Tech Rises to 436th in 2023 QS World University Rankings
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) announced the latest results of their university rankings–the 2023 World University Rankings–on June 9th. Taipei Tech’s ranking has risen from 469th to 436th, and it has been listed among the top 500 best universities globally for three consecutive years. The university retained its ranking of ninth in Taiwan.
QS uses indicators such as academic and employer reputation, faculty-to-student ratio, research impact, and internationalization to assess university performance. This year, out of the 1,422 institutions worldwide, twenty-six Taiwanese universities made it into the final list.
Taipei Tech President Wang Sea-fue indicated that the driving force behind this improvement has been the hard work of all the faculty and staff, and the improvement was already evident in Taipei Tech’s strong performance in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the 2022 ranking, the university made a great leap in the general category of Engineering & Technology, ranking 108th in the world. Other subjects, such as Chemical Engineering; Materials Science; Architecture & Built Environment; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering; Computer Science & Information Systems; and Environmental Sciences, also climbed up in the world rankings.
In recent years, Taipei Tech has been promoting innovative research and deepening academia-industry collaborations in core strategic industries such as digital information technology and green energy. The university established the new Frontier Institute of Research for Science and Technology in May 2022, whose focus is on the integration of research and academia-industry cooperation. The Institute aims to work closely with the industry on developing state-of-the-art technology and cultivating forward-thinking talents. Joining hands with the industry sector, the Institute is planning on rolling out PhD and master’s programs related to artificial intelligence (AI) and semi-conductor this year, with courses officially start next Spring. “We want to showcase the Institute as the best in technological and vocational education. The Institute will also serve as a platform for us to work with industry partners to address and solve problems together with the industry,” said Wang.