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Craig OCallaghan

Updated Apr 29, 2024
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This year’s QS Asia University Rankings have been released, and Nanyang Technological University has been named the best university in Asia.

The Singapore-based university has climbed two places since last year, overtaking the National University of Singapore which now slips to second place. There’s also a changing of the guard in Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology climbing one place to third, while the University of Hong Kong falls to fifth.

Elsewhere, Tsinghua University in sixth place is China’s leading institution. The only newcomer in this year’s top 10 is also Chinese; Fudan University has risen from 11th to seventh.

Japan’s top university continues to be the University of Tokyo (ranked 13th), while Malaysia has enjoyed a particularly strong year despite not being represented in the top 10, with three universities breaking into the top 50.

This year’s ranking features over 400 universities and was compiled by assessing universities across 10 different indicators including the proportion of academic staff qualified to PhD level and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students at the university. More information about the methodology can be found here.

The top 10 for the region can be found below, or click here to see this year’s table in full.

QS Asia University Rankings – Top 10

Rank

Last year

University

Country

1

3

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

2

1

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

3

4

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong

4

6

KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

5

2

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

6

5

Tsinghua University

China

7

11

Fudan University

China

8

7

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

9

9

Peking University

China

10

8

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

 

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