Three Korean Universities Produce Share of World's Leading CEOs

      September 06, 2013 10:26

      More CEOs of Fortune 500 companies graduated from Harvard than any other university, according to a list released by Britain's Times Higher Education magazine on Wednesday. The paper reported on how many of them attended the 100 most popular universities in the world, and Harvard produced 25.

      Korea's Seoul National University, Korea University and Hanyang University were also included on the list. SNU ranked 10th with eight, while Korea University placed 26th with four, and Hanyang University came 76th with two.

      The University of Tokyo placed second with 14 heads of global companies, while Stanford University in the U.S. ranked third with 13. Three French universities -- École Polytechnique, HEC Paris and École Nationale d'Administration -- took the fourth to sixth spots.

      Beijing's Tsinghua University was the highest-ranked in China at 13th, having produced seven of the world's leading CEOs.

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