Asia has enjoyed a recent surge in its universities’ global rankings. Countries such as Japan, India, China and Korea are some of the countries enjoying academic prestige.
As they increasingly attract international students and notice, it makes sense to assume that their universities will only increase in global rankings.
Medical schools on such campuses are no exception and here are some of the best of the best.
University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo is considered among the elite of higher education institutes in Japan. It’s medical school is no exception.
In 2009, the Global University Ranking named the University of Tokyo as number 1 in Asia and number 3 in the world.
The School of Medicine offers doctorates in both medicine and health science. Surgical science, internal medicine, neuroscience and international health are just some of the 11 affiliated departments.
The school has a long tradition with respect to academia as it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008.
University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
Peking University is located in Haidian district, which is in the west suburb of Beijing. The university was founded in 1898 and recently merged with the Beijing Medical School.
Peking University was the number 1 ranked medical school in China according to study-in-china.org.
The medical school offers 8 specialties including preventive medicine, stomatology, clinical medicine
and biomedical English.
The school has 8 university hospitals in which aspiring doctors regularly intern. There are 10,000 students enrolled in a medical related discipline. Over a thousand of these students are pursuing a doctorate.
Xueyuan Rd. Haidian district
Beijing, China 100083
All India Institue of Medical Science
Since its beginning in 1956, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has aimed to serve as “a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspects of health care.”
India Today in 2010 ranked it the top medical school in India, the sixth straight year it had received that designation. It is located in New Delhi and enjoys its current nickname “the Harvard of the east.”
Another thing that makes the school stand out is its commitment to providing affordable health-care to as many of the locals as possible. Profit is not the first priority of this institution.
All India Institute of Medical Science
New Delhi, India 110029