QS University Rankings 2018: Asia
Asia's Universities: Announced #QSWUR QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have named Asia’s leading 426 universities.

The 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia sees Nanyang Technological University take the number-one spot from compatriot National University of Singapore (II).

Highlights The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) rises from IV to III; South Korea's KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology rises from VI to IV; China's top university remains Tsinghua University, which falls from V to VI; China’s Fudan University is the only new entrant into the top 10 this year; it has risen from XI to VII; The top 50 features universities from Japan (XI), China and South Korea (IX); Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Taiwan (V); India (III); Singapore (II); and Thailand (I); Malaysian universities make particularly noteworthy improvements this year, with three of its universities breaking into the top 50; 

Methodology QS use a unique methodology to calculate this ranking. The methodology is designed to account for the unique challenges facing the region's universities, and features 10 indicators.

They are: Academic Reputation (measuring research quality) Employer Reputation (measuring employability) Faculty/Student Ratio (measuring teaching quality) Papers per Faculty (research) Citations per paper (research) International Faculty Ratio (measuring internationalisation) Staff with PhD (teaching quality) International Student Ratio (internationalisation) Inbound Exchange Students (internationalisation) Outbound Exchange Students (internationalisation).