CHINA (MAINLAND) CLAIMS QS ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS TOP SPOT

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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).  

Top-20 
2023 2022
1 2 Peking University  China-Mainland
2 1 National University 

of Singapore

Singapore 
3 5 Tsinghua University  China-

Mainland 

4 3=  University 

of Hong Kong 

Hong Kong SAR 
5 3=  Nanyang Technological University Singapore 
6=  7 Fudan University  China-

Mainland 

6=  6 Zhejiang University  China-

Mainland 

8 14 KAIST South Korea 
9 8 Universiti Malaya Malaysia 
10 10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University  China-

Mainland 

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 
16 15 Kyoto University  Japan 
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.”

-PR Newswire

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