LONDON - Two Chinese universities, University of Hong Kong and University of Macao, squeezed into the top 10 of the world's most international universities in 2016, according to a new list published by Times Higher Education on Thursday.
The latest list showed that University of Hong Kong ranked third and University of Macao seized the sixth place.
World's Most International Universities Ranking 2016 by The Times Higher Education included 200 universities from 28 countries. It employed indicators such as the proportion of international staff, the number of international students and research papers published with at least one co-author from another country of each institution.
Qatar University claimed the most international institution, marking the first time a Middle Eastern university has topped the list.
The remaining of the top 10 were the University of Luxembourg (second), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (fourth), University of Geneva (fifth), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (seventh), University of St. Gallen (eighth), National University of Singapore (ninth) and Imperial College London (10th).
The survey also revealed that London enjoyed the largest number of the world's international universities, with 15 among on the top 200 list, including six in top 30, which were the Imperial College London (10th), University College London (18th), King's College London (20th), London School of Economics and Political Science (22nd), Queen Mary University of London (23rd) and Royal Holloway, University of London (30th).
"An institution's global outlook is one of the key markers of a prestigious university. The top institutions hire faculty from all over the world, attract students from a global market of top talent and collaborate with leading departments wherever they happen to be based." said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
"All institutions in this list deserve to celebrate - being named one of the most international universities in the world is a sign of great potential, competitiveness and dynamism."(Chinadaily)