Top 350 universities in Asia are ranked
A ranking of the 350 top universities in Asia puts National University of Singapore as No 1, followed by the University of Hong Kong.
Tsinghua University from the Chinese mainland placed within the top 10, ranking fifth and surpassing Peking University, which ranks ninth.
A total of 124 universities from China including 82 from the Chinese mainland, 7 from Hong Kong, 34 from Taiwan and 1 from Macao made the list of “QS University Rankings: Asia 2016”.
Dr Zhang Yan, QS’ director for China operations notes that in regards to higher education, China takes the lead in academic research, innovation and talent cultivation. Further, he believes the government should put more effort into encouraging investment in the area and carry on reforms in education to attract more young talent to come to the country to study and work.
The ranking is made by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company founded in 1990, specializing in education and study abroad programs.