Singapore Universities Top In Asia: QS World Uni Rankings 2016/17

The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University are also the only two Asian institutions in the top 20 of the rankings table.

AsianScientist (Sep. 7, 2016) – National University of Singapore remains the leading Asian institution at 12th place in the thirteenth edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2016/17, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University at 13th place.

The two universities are also the only Asian entries in a top 20 dominated by US, UK and Swiss institutions.

Japan boasts eight universities in the top 200. China continues to progress, with seven universities in the top 200 and Tsinghua University rising to its highest-ever position at 24th place. South Korea has a respectable 16 universities in the top 500, compared to 13 last year.

74,651 academics and 37,781 employers contributed to the rankings through the QS global surveys, the largest of their kind. QS analyzed 10.3 million research papers and 66.3 million citations, indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database. Over 3,800 institutions were considered for inclusion and 916 of them, from a total of 81 countries, were ranked.

“This year’s rankings imply that levels of investment are determining who progresses and who regresses. Institutions in countries that provide high levels of targeted funding, whether from endowments or from the public purse, are rising,” said Mr. Ben Sowter, head of research at QS.


Source: Quacquarelli Symonds.
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