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The Highest-Ranked Universities in Southeast Asian Countries
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The Highest-Ranked Universities in Southeast Asian Countries

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).

Universiti Malaysia. Image: NSTP/File pic
Universiti Malaysia. Image: NSTP/File pic


 
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

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