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Wednesday, November 27 2019 - 15:30
QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020
LONDON, November 27 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    The QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020 
020] crowns National University of Singapore the continent’s top university for 
the second consecutive year. Its compatriot, Nanyang Technological University, 
has risen to 2nd, displacing the University of Hong Kong (3rd). QS have ranked 
the continent’s 550 best institutions from 18 location, according to a bespoke 
eleven-metric methodology. The dataset includes the world’s largest surveys of 
global academic and employer opinion regarding university quality, accounting 
for the views of over 90,000 academic faculty and leaders, and over 44,000 
hiring managers.


QS World University Rankings: Asia Top 10

2020	2019	
1  	1	National University of Singapore
2  	3	Nanyang Technological University 
3  	2	University of Hong Kong 
4  	3	Tsinghua University
5  	5	Peking University
6  	13	Zhejiang University
7  	6	Fudan University
8  	7	The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
9  	8	KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
10  	9	The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

    - Singapore reaps the benefits of investment and internationalization: 
while other systems across the continent strive to emulate it, Singapore reigns 
    - Mainland China dominates the rankings for number of universities, with 
118 in total and four among the top-ten: a remarkable progress. Until 2015, 
only one university from Mainland China featured among Asia’s top ten. 
    - Hong Kong’s top three universities drop one place each, whilst the next 
four down rise and there is even a new entry. The performance of the Special 
Administrative Region in the ranking has not (yet) been affected by the 
protracted civil unrest. 
    - India boasts 96 universities including 20 new entries but none among the 
top-30; The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the top performer, placing 
34th regionally.
    - Japan has endured another stagnant year. Although it has eight 
universities in the top-30 and 87 in total, the majority have dropped. Relative 
regression in the research indicators, is largely responsible for this 
indifferent performance.
    - South Korea, with 71 universities ranked, shows a persistent pattern of 
small falls, with Seoul National University dropping out of the top ten. 
However, there are still seven Korean universities in the top-100.
    - Malaysia continues its noteworthy progress, excelling in the reputational 
indicators, the international research network criterion, and 
internationalization metrics. 21 of its 29 ranked institutions rise.
    - Thailand has two top-50 universities, one more than last year. 
    - Also Featured 
020] in the rankings universities from the following locations: Bangladesh, 
Brunei, Indonesia, Macau, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan 
and Vietnam.

    Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds and