Mainland China and Hong Kong predominate in the latest iteration of the QS Asia University Rankings, accounting for seven of the top ten schools. For the fifth consecutive year London-based higher education specialist Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) named a Singaporean institution Asia’s best, with a pair of them claiming this year’s top two spots. Released Tuesday, the complete rankings are as follows:
The methodology behind the rankings weighs each university’s reputation among its peers (30%) and employers (20%) most heavily, with research citations (20%), student/faculty ratio (15%), “internationalization” (10%), and the percentage of the faculty holding PhDs (5%) also factors.
The calculus for the regional rankings differs slightly from that of the QS World University Rankings, released earlier this year, which touted Tsinghua University as the 25th best globally after a meteoric rise from the mid-40s in 2016.
Shanghai’s Fudan University was the only school in this year’s regional rankings to vault over one of the institutions from last year’s top 10.
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