Southeast Asian Universities in Asia Rankings 2019, According to THE
One of the world’s leading university ranking bodies – Times Higher Education (THE) – recently unveiled the league table for Asia’s top universities in 2019.
This year, Tsinghua University rises to the top, knocking last year’s leading player, National University of Singapore (NUS), down to the second place.
THE notes that Tsinghua’s growing influence, echoed in the World, APAC and Emerging Economies rankings, is owed to the institution’s considerable boost in its teaching environment score, on top of improvements in its scores for citation impact and global outlook. It’s the first time a Chinese university has bagged the premier position in THE‘s regional Asia rankings.
In this most recent league table, THE employed the same 13 performance indicators used in other rankings – including teaching, research and industry income – only the criteria were adapted to suit the unique attributes of these Asian institutions.
Many of the this year’s newcomers managed to bed themselves in fairly high up the rankings – a testament to the fast-evolving strength of Asia’s higher education sector, THE explains.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) follows HKUST in fourth, remaining strong in last year’s position. While HKU is first in China in THE world rankings, its placing in this list is lower due to the metric’s different weightings.
THE notes that research productivity, research income and industry income have more impact in the Asia league table, while teaching and research reputation have less because Asian universities tend to be younger than their Western counterparts, meaning they are typically not as well-known or well-regarded on the global education stage.
With 103 institutions making the ranking – up from 89 in 2018 – Japan is the most represented nation in the region for the second consecutive year.
Herewith you may find THE Asia University Rankings 2019 which has Southeast Asian universities listed:
Source : Times Higher Education (THE) Official Website