LONDON, October 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Asia's Leading Universities: Announced
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have today named Asia's leading 426 universities. The 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia sees Nanyang Technological University take the number-one spot from compatriot National University of Singapore (2nd).
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) rises from 4th to 3rd;
- South Korea's KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology rises from 6th to 4th;
- China's top university remains Tsinghua University, which falls from 5th to 6th;
- China's Fudan University is the only new entrant into the top 10 this year; it has risen from 11th to 7th;
- The top 50 features universities from Japan (11), China and South Korea (9); Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Taiwan (5); India (3); Singapore (2); and Thailand (1);
- Malaysian universities make particularly noteworthy improvements this year, with three of its universities breaking into the top 50;
Table 1: QS University Rankings 2018: Asia (Top 10) 2018 Rank 2017 Rank Institution Country/Territory 1 3 NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG 2 1 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG 3 4 THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (HKUST) HK 4 6 KAIST - KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY KR 5 2 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (HKU) HK 6 5 TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY CN 7 11 FUDAN UNIVERSITY CN 8 7 CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HK 9 9 PEKING UNIVERSITY CN 10 8 THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG (CUHK) HK (c) QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2017 http://www.TopUniversities.com/. All rights reserved.
QS use a unique methodology to calculate this ranking. The methodology is designed to account for the unique challenges facing the region's universities, and features 10 indicators. They are:
- Academic Reputation (measuring research quality)
- Employer Reputation (measuring employability)
- Faculty/Student Ratio (measuring teaching quality)
- Papers per Faculty (research)
- Citations per paper (research)
- International Faculty Ratio (measuring internationalization)
- Staff with PhD (teaching quality)
- International Student Ratio (internationalization)
- Inbound Exchange Students (internationalization)
- Outbound Exchange Students (internationalization).
A detailed methodology document can be found at http://www.TopUniversities.com, as can the full table.
Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: "This year's rankings suggest that, in a number of nations, established hierarchies are being disrupted. This is a result of the region's universities continually striving to become competitive, forward-thinking, and internationally attractive."
SOURCE QS Quacquarelli Symonds