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QS University Rankings: Asia 2016

Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings: Asia highlights the top universities in Asia each year. The methodology used to create the ranking is similar to that used for the QS World University Rankings®, but with some additional indicators and adapted weightings.This set of criteria, developed in consultation with regional experts and stakeholders, is designed to reflect key priorities for universities in Asia, drawing on as much available data as possible.

Among the indicators used to compile the QS University Rankings: Asia are as follows:

  • Academic reputation (30%)
  • Employer reputation (20%)
  • Faculty/student ratio (15%) 
  • Citations per paper (10%) and papers per faculty (10%)
  • Staff with a PhD (5%)
  • 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%)


CountryNumber of Universities in Top 100 ListNumber of Universities in Top 350 List
Hong Kong67
Sri Lanka-2

Top 100 QS University Rankings - Asia 2016

1National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
2The University of Hong KongHong Kong
3Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)Singapore
4The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
5Tsinghua UniversityChina
6KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & TechnologySouth Korea
7City University of Hong KongHong Kong
8The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong
9Peking UniversityChina
10Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
11Fudan UniversityChina
12Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)South Korea
13The University of TokyoJapan
14Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
15Kyoto UniversityJapan
16Korea UniversitySouth Korea
17Osaka UniversityJapan
18Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
19Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea
20Tohoku UniversityJapan
21National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan
22Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
23Nanjing UniversityChina
24Zhejiang UniversityChina
25University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina
26Nagoya UniversityJapan
27Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia
28Hokkaido UniversityJapan
29The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong
30Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
31National Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwan
32Kyushu UniversityJapan
33Indian Institute of Science (IISc) BangaloreIndia
34University of TsukubaJapan
35Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)India
36Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)India
37Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea
38National Chiao Tung UniversityTaiwan
39National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)Taiwan
40Beijing Normal UniversityChina
41Waseda UniversityJapan
42Keio UniversityJapan
43Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)India
44Wuhan UniversityChina
45Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand
46Ewha Womans UniversitySouth Korea
47Sun Yat-sen UniversityChina
48Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)India
49Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)Malaysia
50National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech)Taiwan
51Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) MalaysiaMalaysia
52Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)India
53Tongji UniversityChina
54Sogang UniversitySouth Korea
55Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)Malaysia
56Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
57Nankai UniversityChina
58National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaiwan
59Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
60Singapore Management UniversitySingapore
61Mahidol UniversityThailand
62Renmin (People's) University of ChinaChina
63Universiti Teknologi MalaysiaMalaysia
64Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
65Kobe UniversityJapan
66University of DelhiIndia
67Universitas IndonesiaIndonesia
68Xiamen UniversityChina
69Shanghai UniversityChina
70University of the PhilippinesPhilippines
70Beijing Institute of TechnologyChina
72Tianjin UniversityChina
73National Sun Yat-sen UniversityTaiwan
74Taipei Medical UniversityTaiwan
75Pusan National UniversitySouth Korea
75National Central UniversityTaiwan
77Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign StudiesSouth Korea
78Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)India
79Hiroshima UniversityJapan
80Chung-Ang University(CAU)South Korea
81Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
82East China Normal UniversityChina
83Southeast UniversityChina
84National Yang Ming UniversityTaiwan
85Beihang University (former BUAA)China
86Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)Indonesia
87Jilin UniversityChina
88Hitotsubashi UniversityJapan
89Dongguk UniversitySouth Korea
90Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea
91Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)Japan
92University of SeoulSouth Korea
93Sejong UniversitySouth Korea
94Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)India
95National Chengchi UniversityTaiwan
96National Chung Hsing UniversityTaiwan
97Chonbuk National UniversitySouth Korea
98Shandong UniversityChina
99Ateneo de Manila UniversityPhilippines
100Beijing University of TechnologyChina

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