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Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, released the 15th annual QS World University Rankings: Asia—the largest-ever—featuring 760 universities: 61% declining, 14% improving, 15% unchanged and 10% brand-new.
Peking University claims Asia’s top spot, breaking the National University of Singapore’s four-year run in first. NUS falls to second while Tsinghua University comes third. China-Mainland has the most universities ranked, (128), followed by India (118) and Japan (106).
of Hong Kong
|Hong Kong SAR|
|5||3=||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|10||10||Shanghai Jiao Tong University||China-
|11||11=||The University of Tokyo||Japan|
|12=||11=||CUHK||Hong Kong SAR|
|12=||16||Yonsei University||South Korea|
|14||9||HKUST||Hong Kong SAR|
|15||13||Korea University||South Korea|
|17||18||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|18||17||Sungkyunkwan University||South Korea|
|19||19||National Taiwan University||Taiwan|
|20||21||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Japan|
|© QS https://www.topuniversities.com/|
- Japan and China boast two universities each in the top-5 for Academic and Employer Reputation. The University of Tokyo tops both these metrics.
- India excels in research production, with three universities among the top-5 for Papers/Faculty.
- Considering only locations with 10+ ranked institutions, South Korea enjoys the highest concentration of top-20 universities while Malaysia has the highest concentration of top-50 (17%) and top-100 institutions (22%).
- Singapore and Hong Kong-SAR produce high-impact research, with two institutions each among the top-5 for Citations/Paper.
- Pakistan’s Aga Khan University enjoys Asia’s highest teaching capacity according to Faculty/Student Ratio.
- Five new entrants rank among top-100. Kazakhstan’s Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is the highest (44th).
- Iran boasts some of Asia’s most highly trained faculty, according to QS’ Staff with PhD indicator.
- Thailand achieves its best results for Academic Reputation, with five universities among top-100, while The Philippines for Employer Reputation, with four Filipino universities among top-100.
- Vietnam sees most improvement – 55% of its institutions rise.
Ben Sowter QS Senior Vice-President said: “China’s sustained and substantial investment in higher education underpins today’s success, with Peking University named Asia’s best and Tsinghua University third-best. Singapore continues to punch above its weight, with two top-5 universities.
Some Asian higher education systems face challenges due to declining population.”