Here Are The Top 100 Best Universities In Asia: QS Rankings 2018

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was named top university in Asia, according to the QS Asian University Rankings 2018. The National University of Singapore (NUS) dropped to 2nd and was followed by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was ranked 5th best university in Asia, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and City University of Hong Kong were placed at 6th, 7th and 8th positions, respectively. While Peking University features at the 9th position, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is at 10th.

Nine universities made it to the top 100 Asian universities ranking, ranks IIT Bombay at 34th position, IIT Delhi at 41, and IIT Madras at 48. The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, which ranked at 33 in 2017, dropped to 51st position this year, followed by IIT Kanpur at 59th position, IIT Kharagpur at 62, University of Delhi at 72, IIT Roorkee at 93, and IIT Guwahati at 99.

Here are the top 100 best universities in Asia

RankUniversityCountry
1Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)Singapore
2National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
3The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
4KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
5The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
6Tsinghua UniversityChina
7Fudan UniversityChina
8City University of Hong KongHong Kong
9Peking UniversityChina
10The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong
11Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
12Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)South Korea
13University of TokyoJapan
14Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
15Osaka UniversityJapan
16Korea UniversitySouth Korea
17Kyoto UniversityJapan
18Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
19Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
20Tohoku UniversityJapan
21Zhejiang UniversityChina
22Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
23University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
24Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia
25National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan
26Nanjing UniversityChina
27Nagoya University (tie)Japan
28Hong Kong Polytechnic University (tie)Hong Kong
29Kyushu UniversityJapan
30Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
31Hokkaido UniversityJapan
32National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
33Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea
34Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)India
35National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)Taiwan
36Keio University CEMS MIMJapan
37National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
38Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Malaysia
39Waseda UniversityJapan
40University of TsukubaJapan
41Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India
42Wuhan UniversityChina
43Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Malaysia
44Ewha Womans UniversitySouth Korea
45Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
46Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)Malaysia
47National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan
48Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)India
49Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia
50Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand
51Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndia
52Beijing Normal UniversityChina
53Tongji UniversityChina
54Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia
55Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
56National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
57Sogang UniversitySouth Korea
58Mahidol UniversityThailand
59Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)India
60Kobe UniversityJapan
61Nankai UniversityChina
62Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)India
63Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
64Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
65Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)Indonesia
66National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwan
67Hitotsubashi UniversityJapan
68Hiroshima UniversityJapan
69HUFS - Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign StudiesSouth Korea
70National Central UniversityTaiwan
71Singapore Management UniversitSingapore
72University of DelhiIndia
73Renmin (People's) University of ChinaChina
74Shanghai UniversityChina
75University of the PhilippinesPhilippines
76Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina
77Taipei Medical UniversityTaiwan
78Pusan National UniversitySouth Korea
79National Yang Ming UniversityTaiwan
80Tianjin UniversityChina
81Xiamen UniversityChina
82Dongguk UniversitySouth Korea
83Huazhong University of Science and TechnologChina
84Beihang University (former BUAAChina
85Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)Japan
86Gadjah Mada UniversityIndonesia
87National Chengchi UniversityTaiwan
88Sejong UniversitySouth Korea
89East China Normal UniversityChina
90Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea
91National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) IslamabadPakistan
92Chonbuk National UniversitySouth Korea
93Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)India
94Jilin UniversityChina
95Ateneo de Manila UniversityPhilippines
96University of SeoulSouth Korea
97Thammasat UniversityThailand
98Chiba UniversityJapan
99Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)India
100Lingnan University, Hong KongHong Kong

How are they ranked?

The list this year features more than 400 universities in Asia. It was compiled assessing universities on 10 indicators, including the number of academic staff qualified up to PhD level, the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students, academic and employer reputation and student-teacher ratio, among others.

This is not the first NTU has bested NUS in global rankings. In Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) Rankings 2017, released earlier this week, National University of Singapore (NUS) took 61st place worldwide. However, CEOWORLD magazine’s best universities for graduate employability in 2017, the gap between the two rivals are much bigger. National University of Singapore (NUS) was ranked at No. 13 and Nanyang Technological University was at No. 111. Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) placed 9th and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) followed in 12th place on the list of the world’s best universities for engineering and technology for 2017. Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was at 52nd spot, while National University of Singapore (NUS) shared the 22nd place with Canada’s University of Toronto.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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