The National University of Singapore remains the top Asian university, according to the annual ranking from QuacquarelliSymonds. The University of Hong Kong is up one place to second having switched places with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology.

The leaderboard is dominated by Singapore, South Korea and China. 110 of the top 300 universities are in China, including 74 on the mainland, while Japan has 68 and South Korea 45.

Rankings are determined by academic reputation and the faculty-student ratio (50%), citations per paper and number of papers published account (15%) the university’s reputation as an employer (10%) and a series of measures of open-ness to the rest of the world (25%.)

These are the top 10 universities in Asia 2015 (global ranking from World University rankings 2014/15)


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Author: Mark Jones is Commissioning Editor for the World Economic Forum

Image: Researchers at a laboratory in the National University of Singapore July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su)