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The choice to study in Asia may be a wise one, as the continent is poised to dominate the 21st century. In addition to economic and population booms, many Asian countries are also undergoing rapid growth in their higher education sectors, meaning ever more attractive options for prospective students.
From established powerhouses like Japan and Hong Kong to the newly formed university hubs of the ASEAN region and, of course, the ever-increasing might of China, the continent offers a wealth of options to the student looking to get a head start in an international career.
If you’re looking for the top universities in Asia, be sure to check out the QS University Rankings: Asia, a dedicated ranking of the region's top performing institutions. Consult the 2014 edition, and you’ll see the highest ranking universities in Asia are the National University of Singapore (NUS), KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University (SNU) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and China all have plenty more high-ranking universities to choose from, as do Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, India and Thailand - all claiming universities in Asia's top 50.
Ready to study in Asia? Click on the country guides below for more detailed information.
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