For the second straight year The National University of Singapore topped the QS University Rankings for Asia. NUS was followed by Hong Kong University and South Korea’s KAIST.
The QS Asia University Rankings measure the performance of top universities in Asia on nine performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, proportion of international faculty and students, and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students.
Overall, Hong Kong performed best in the top ten with four institutions present, followed by South Korea with three, Singapore with two and China with one. Japan was absent in this year’s Top 10.
Though holding no presence in the top 10, the island nation of Taiwan punched well above its weight with with 28 institutions ranked in the top 300, including 12 among the top 100.
Neighboring China saw 25 institutions among the top 100 with 16 of them having moved up from last year, which the study attributed to a surge in research citations.
“The majority of the ranked Chinese institutions are increasing their research output, spurred by the impressive and sustained level of public and private investment, second only to the US” says QS head of research Ben Sowter. “However, the country’s leading universities are still lagging behind in terms of research citation numbers, which reveal the impact of the research they produce.”
Japan remains the second most represented country in the top 300 with 68 institutions, behind China which is home to 74.
Japan with 14 in the top 100 was edged out my neighboring Korea who saw 17 of her universities in the top 100.
This year there were only nine Indian institutions in the top 100, with the Indian Institute of Science being the country’s leading representative ranking at 34th.
Malaysia has 21 in the top 300, with six in top 100. Other countries featured among the top 300 were: Thailand (11 universities), Pakistan (10), Indonesia (7), Vietnam and Bangladesh (2), Sri Lanka, Brunei and Macau (1).
Top Ten Asian Universities 2015
- National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
- Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
- Peking University (China)
- Seoul National University (Korea)
- City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
- Pohang University of Science and Technology (Korea)
This was originally published in Branding in Asia Magazine
The Latest Haps
Spring is expected to be shorter and warmer this year according to the local three month forecast.
Prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye on Monday in Seoul
The construction of a 22.8 kilometer underground highway from Gimhae Airport to Haeundae will be promoted to coincide with the opening of Gimhae New Airport in 2026.
The monthly Ha Ha Hole returns this Friday night and it’s looking for female comics to take center stage.
Psychedelic shoegaze from New Zealand, Moses, will be performing in Busan Friday, March 10, on the Busan leg of their Whareama album release tour.
Around 2,000 people are expected to be involved in Marvel Comics “Black Panther” shooting in Busan.
The BFIC is pleased to announce that Booth and Performance Registration has now commenced for Global Gathering 2017.
Nearly half of Korean men begin losing their hair in their 20s according to a recent survey.
Maison de Mare is a sun-drenched paradise, and even on a rainy day, the view is beautiful and romantic. Their homemade style food, brunch, salad, pizza and tongasu will add to your happy memories.
The Nongshim Hotel is offering a special lunch menu set at its signature Korean restaurant, Naedong.
The 55th annual Jinhae Geunhangjae Festival will be held from the 1st to the 10th of next month in the areas of Jinhae-gu in Changwon City and Joongwon Rotary.
A recent survey by Expedia Korea has shown that Guam is the preferred choice for Korean family vacations.
The voyages are designed to offer opportunities to explore the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to participate in some of Japan’s largest and most celebrated cultural festivals and special events.
Drivers will have to pay for their parking at the attached parking area of Sajik Stadium starting from the next month.
The Lotte Giants, will have a special “Lee Dae Ho Cheering Zone” at the opening home game on April 4th and the first weekend home game on April 8th.