National University of Singapore maintains top spot in QS Asia Ranking 2016
Updated on Jun 17, 2016 - 4:41 p.m. IST by Manashjyoti
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QS University Rankings Asia 2016: The QS University Rankings Asia 2016 list is out and brings happy news for National University of Singapore and University of Hong Kong, as they once again find themselves at the number one and two positions, respectively. Coming at the third place was Nanyang Technological University, with a gain of one slot from its fourth place finish last year. Meanwhile, Tsinghua University of China jumped six places and is now ranked fifth, while another Chinese University, Peking University, ceded two positions to be ranked ninth. KAIST from South Korea also took a hard fall from third to sixth.

Among member countries, Hong Kong lead the pack with four universities in the top ten, while Singapore, China and South Korea have two universities each. In overall rankings, however, it was a different story altogether, as China came in first with 82 of its universities listed in the list featuring a total of 350 institutions. Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and India followed China with 74, 54, 34 and 23 entries respectively.

A unique feature of the list this year is also that there are no new entrants to the top 20. Again, while both the leading South Korean universities have fallen in the rankings, it still has the highest representation –six universities in the top 20.

 

Coming to India, its representation increased from 21 last year to 23 this year. Additionally, 18 of its 21 universities that featured in last year’s list improved their positions. The highest placed Indian university is IIT Bangalore, which jumped one slot to 33rd position.

 

QS University Rankings Asia 2016

Top 10 Universities in Asia 2016 (QS)

Institution

Country/Territory

2016

2015

National University of Singapore (NUS)

Singapore

1

1

University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Hong Kong

2

2

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Singapore

3

4

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Hong Kong

4

5

Tsinghua University

China

5

11

KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea

6

3

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

7

9

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Hong Kong

8

6

Peking University

China

9

7

Seoul National University (SNU)

South Korea

10

8

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