2010 QS Asian University Rankings Reveal Top-Class Institutions Throughout

LONDON, England, May 13 /CNW/ -

(Rankings Live on http://www.topuniversities.com)

- University of Hong Kong Tops Table Ahead of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and National University of Singapore

- Rankings Produced by Team Behind the QS World University Rankings(TM)

The excellence of Asia's universities is showcased in the 2010 QS Asian University Rankings, published today. With 11 countries represented in the top 200, highlights of the research include the continued dominance of Japan's universities and the success of Hong Kong's increasingly internationalized institutions, which take three out of the top four places.

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Japanese universities occupy five of the top ten places in this year's table. Government-led investment, most recently through the 'Global 30' program, has helped drive up standards by attracting high-quality international students and staff.

Despite scoring highly in the academic and employer surveys, China's top universities, led by The University of Peking (12) and Tsinghua University (16), are again out-performed by their Hong Kong counterparts. Hong Kong's more international university culture is reflected in the international student and faculty measures, for which four of them achieve the maximum score.

Strength in academic peer recognition helped 15 South Korean universities and seven Indian Institutes of Technology appear in the Asian top 100.

QS Managing Director, Nunzio Quacquarelli says, "The delivery of high-quality research, excellent employer networks and world-class facilities mean many of these top 200 Asian universities are playing an increasingly important role within the global knowledge economy."

For the full results visit http://www.topuniversities.com, where you can read comments on our methodology from QS' Academic Advisory Board. Paul Thurman, Clinical Professor at Columbia University, says "Your method eliminates most response bias and you have controlled your sample, to be broadly representative by discipline and region. Your results are certainly statistically valid."

    2010   2009  Institution name                          Country/Territory
    Rank   Rank
    1      1     University of Hong Kong                         Hong Kong
    2      4     The Hong Kong University of Science and
                 Technology                                      Hong Kong
    3      10=    National University of Singapore (NUS)          Singapore
    4      2     The Chinese University of Hong Kong             Hong Kong
    5      3     The University of Tokyo                         Japan
    6      8     Seoul National University                       South Korea
    7            Osaka University                                Japan
    8      5     Kyoto University                                Japan
    9      13    Tohoku University                               Japan
    10     12    Nagoya University                               Japan

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (http://www.topuniversities.com), Copyright (c) 2004-2010 QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.

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