Launched today, the QS World University Rankings® 2021 features 1,029 of the most prestigious universities in the world. It ranked based on a methodology which assesses each institution on six metrics, which include academic reputation, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio, international student and faculty ratios and citations per faculty to give each school its overall score.
Topping the Quacquarelli Symonds list is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Stanford University and Harvard University coming in second and third. Other institutions featured in the top 10 include the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and University College London, along with California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
Though just missing out on a top 10 position, the National University of Singapore (NUS) holds the eleventh position – the highest ranking Asian university on the list.
Here are the list of the highest-ranked institution in Southeast Asian countries and their respective global ranks:
Singapore: National University of Singapore (NUS) – ranked 11th
Malaysia: Universiti Malaya (UM) – ranked 59th
Thailand: Chulalongkorn University – ranked joint 208th
Indonesia: Universitas Gadjah Mada– ranked joint 254th
Brunei Darussalam: University of Brunei Darussalam – ranked joint 254th
Philippines: University of the Philippines – ranked joint 396th
Vietnam: Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and Vietnam National University, Hanoi – both ranked 801-1000