The Chosun Ilbo QS Asia University Rankings began a separate evaluation of universities with no medical school from 2010, since it is much easier for universities with medicals school to receive high scores in the areas of research and educational environment.
HUFS has ranked 1st for the four consecutive years, from 2010 to 2013, since the evaluation of universities with no medical school began. It obtained particularly high scores this year, ranking 1st in Korea (5th in Asia) in the ratio of exchange students studying abroad and 1st in Korea (8th in Asia) in the ratio of exchange students from foreign countries.
The Chosun Ilbo QS Asia University Rankings conducted evaluations in four areas: (i) research (30% based on peer review, 15% based on the number of articles per faculty and 15% based on the number of citations per article), (ii) the reputation of graduates (10%), (iii) internationalization (10%) and (iv) educational environment (20%).
Also, in the category of peer review, HUFS ranked 5th in Korea (27th in Asia) in humanities and arts and 10th in Korea (52nd in Asia) in social science and business administration for two consecutive years.
Every year, the Chosun Ilbo QS Asia University Rankings sends e-mails to thousands of scholars across the world, asking "which is the most excellent university in Asia in your area of study?"Based on the results, it selects excellent universities in five categories: (i) humanities and arts, (ii) social science and business administration, (iii) natural science, (iv) engineering and technology and (iii) life science and medicine.
HUFS made a prominent achievement, ranking 34th in the world in modern linguistics in the 2012 QS World University Rankings by academic field.