QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the world's largest international higher education network, released on Wednesday its latest assessment of Asia's 500 best universities, which saw institutions from China taking six out of the top ten in the rankings.
The top ten are: National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Seoul National University.
Among the Top 500 assessed, China has the highest number, 157 in total (112 from the Chinese mainland). Japan follows with 89, India, 75, and South Korea, 57.
Ten Chinese mainland universities are among the top 50 for academic reputation, an indicator based on the global survey of 83,877 academics, while eight universities make the top 50 in the employer reputation measure, based on a global survey of 42,862 recruiters, according to QS.
It is in the research indicators though that Chinese mainland institutions really shine. There are 22 of them among the Top 50 for the citations per paper, an indicator measuring the influence of the research papers produced, QS stated.
"With increased global academic and employer reputation, more and more talents are attracted to study and work in China, which has laid a solid foundation for the country to become a desirable destination for higher education," said Dr. Christina Yan Zhang, China Director with the QS Intelligence Unit.