National University of Singapore (NUS) was ranked as Asia’s top university in the latest 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings. Since the rankings were first compiled in 2009, NUS has made rapid progress up its charts, from an original 10th position to 2nd last year and finally No. 1 in 2014.

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) moved up four places from 2013 and was ranked 2nd best university in Asia. The sudden jump from 6th to the 2nd place was attributed to the increase in the number of published papers per professor and the number of citations per paper. In particular, KAIST received high marks for research contributions, which shows that the young faculty members hired since 2006 is now becoming very productive.

The University of Malaya (UM) achieved its best ever ranking of 32nd in the QS Asian University Rankings 2014. According to the survey, UM achieved an overall score of 80.4, which is an improvement of 4.6% to last years score. In addition, UM was ranked No. 1 in academic reputation, employer reputation, inbound and outbound exchange students amongst all universities in Malaysia.

The University of the Philippines was rated as the country’s top university while moving up 4 places in the ranking of Asia’s top 300 universities, from 67th in 2013 to 63rd in 2014, according to the latest results from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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