SKKU is No.2 among Korean universities and No. 188 in the world, according to the 2019 Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Now in its fifth year, the rankings are based on the evaluation of the top 1,250 universities across 75 countries. 12 indicators are used to measure global and regional reputation and academic research performance including global research reputation, regional research reputation, publications, global collaborative research, and number of citation, etc.
Among the Asian universities, Singapore National University ranked 38th (75.2), the highest. It was followed by Singapore Nanyang Technological University, which was founded 27 years ago, with 49th place (73.8 points). China Tsinghua University ranked 50th (73.4 points), Japan Tokyo University ranked 62nd (72.2 points), and China Beijing University ranked 68th (72 points). SNU was listed in No. 129th by receiving highest score among Korean universities.