The QS University Rankings: Asia 2015 has just been released. The rankings use a methodology that is based on nine performance indicators to compare Asia’s leading institutions.
These indicators are: academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (10%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per paper (15%), papers per faculty (15%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%), and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5%).
This year, the top 10 universities on the list are:
- National University of Singapore
- The University of Hong Kong
- KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
- Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Peking University
- Seoul National University
- City University of Hong Kong
- Pohang University of Science and Technology
On the local front, University Malaya ranked (29) while Universiti Sains Malaysia ranked (49). Other universities that made it to the top 100 are Universiti Kebngsaan Malaysia (56), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (61), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (66).