Education Asia University Ranking 2015 despite being invited, reports bdnews24.com.
bdnews24.com came to know about it after it contacted the London-based group, days after it
released the 2015 report, featuring top 100 Asian universities.
Universities from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and India dominate the list.
As bdnews24.com waited for a reply from the group, a few media outlets reported that Bangladeshi
universities’ failure to feature even on the Asia list reflected the poor quality of higher education
But the Times Higher Education group told bdnews24.com that they had invited Bangladesh’s
universities, but did not get any data from any of the institutions to rank them.
“Institutions in Bangladesh were invited to participate but only one responded to our invitation and
then subsequently did not supply data,” Ellie Bothwell, rankings reporter at Times Higher Education,
“Consequently, no universities in Bangladesh have been ranked,” she told bdnews24.com in an email
reply on Monday.
The Times Higher Education prepared the Asian ranking based on the same criteria as the World
University Rankings, prepared by Thomson Reuters.
They judge world class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge
transfer and international outlook.
The University of Tokyo retained the top position while the National University of Singapore and the
University of Hong Kong retained the second and third place respectively.