NTU's web performance as measured in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities continues to improve. The most recent Webometrics ranking, released in January, rates NTU's web performance 55th globally and 2nd in Asia. In Asia, NTU is nipping at the heels of the prestigious University of Tokyo, whose 52nd-place global ranking, leaves it only three spots ahead of NTU. The 3rd- and 4th-ranked universities in Asia are Kyoto University at 78th and Peking University at 117th.
During the last three years, NTU's Webometrics ranking has risen steadily. While the university garnered rankings of 170th in the world and 5th in Asia in January 2006, it entered the ranks of the world's leading one hundred universities at 96th place in July 2007 and has held firmly to the 2nd spot in Asia since January 2007.
The Webometrics Ranking has been published by the Cybermetrics Lab of Spain's National Research Council since 2004. Updated rankings are released every January and July.