5 Asian Universities Among Top 25 In QS World University Rankings 2020

Two universities in Singapore, two in China and one in Japan made the top 25 of the QS World University Rankings 2020.

AsianScientist (Jun. 20, 2019) – Universities in Singapore, China and Japan were ranked among the top 25 universities globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020. The latest results were compiled from surveys of more than 94,000 academics from 1,000 universities spread across 82 countries, as well as 44,000 employers. Universities are ranked based on their research impact, academic standing, internationalization, student/staff ratio, graduate employability and teaching capacity.

Two universities in Singapore—the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)—were tied for 11th position. NUS retains its ranking from last year, while NTU climbed one spot. A press release by QS noted that NUS has a better reputation among academics and employers than NTU, while NTU is better known for its smaller class sizes and larger research impact.

Also up one spot from the previous year is Tsinghua University, China, now ranked 16th in the world. Meanwhile, vaulting from 30th position to be ranked 22nd in the world is Peking University, China, sharing the place with the University of Tokyo, Japan. According to Ms Sarah Linley at QS, China is still seeing impressive growth, with the nation now boasting 19 of the world’s top 200 research universities, increasing from 12 in 2016.


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Jeremy received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he studied the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression.

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