Seoul National University (SNU) ranked 24th, the same as last year, in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) in 2015.
Yonsei University ranked 98th by jumping nine ranks into the top 100, and nine universities ranked in the list of 400 with Korea University (115), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (144), Pohang University of Science and Technology (165), Hanyang University (192), Sungkyunkwan University (211), Kyungpook National University (307), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (301), Chonnam National University (384), and Ewha Womans University (390). There were 36 Korean universities among the top 1,000.
According to data released on July 25, the global top three universities were Harvard University, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The top three universities in Asia were the University of Tokyo with a global ranking of 13, Kyoto University at 17th, and SNU at 24th.
Dividing up the top 100 by country, the U.S. had 55, followed by the U.K. and Japan (seven each), Switzerland and France (four each), Israel and Canada (three each), Korea, China, the Netherlands, Germany, and Australia (two each) and Norway, Taiwan, Denmark, Russia, Belgium, Sweden, and Singapore with one each.
The rankings are based on eight indicators such as quality of education (25 percent), alumni employment (25 percent), quality of faculty (25 percent), publications (5 percent), influence (5 percent), citations (5 percent), broad impact (5 percent), and patents (25 percent).