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Discover Top Universities in Asia 2019

London: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the rankings of Asia's 500 best universities. National University of Singapore takes back the leadership of the Asia ranking from Nanyang Technological University, and the University of Hong Kong moves three places to second.

However, it is Mainland China's universities that have made the biggest impact with five in the top 20 - two more than last year - all improving their position. Japan is the second most represented country, followed by India and South Korea.

QS uses eleven indicators to compile the ranking, a global survey of 83,877 academics and 42,862 recruiters.

Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS says: "Mainland China's impressive investment in education and research is paying off, Japan's strength is confirmed and India's regional ambitions come across, The rankings also celebrates the competitive edge of education hubs with smaller populations and resources: Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Malaysia, shine this analysis."

QS University Rankings: Asia 2019 (Top 20)

2019 2018 Location

1 2 National University of Singapore SG

2 5 University of Hong Kong HK

3= 1 Nanyang Technological University SG

3= 6 Tsinghua University CN

5 9 Peking University CN

6 7 Fudan University CN

7 3 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HK

8 4 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KR

9 10 The Chinese University of Hong Kong HK

10 11 Seoul National University KR

11 13 The University of Tokyo JP

12 16 Korea University KR

13 21 Zhejiang University CN

14 17 Kyoto University JP

15 18 Sungkyunkwan University KR

16 15 Osaka University JP

17 19 Yonsei University KR

18 14 Tokyo Institute of Technology JP

19= 24 Universiti Malaya MY

19= 22 Shanghai Jiao Tong University CN

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