The University of Tokyo (Japan) is the highest ranked Asian university for 2011-2012, ranked 1st in Asia and 30th in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. University of Hong Kong is the second highest rated Asian university (34th globally), followed by National University of Singapore (40th globally).

Ranking Analysis:
- A total of 9 Asian institutions ranked in the global top 100.
- Two universities on the Chinese mainland are among the top 100, with Peking University ranking 49th, and Tsinghua University at 71st.
- Two Korean universities are ranked in the top 100 internationally, with Pohang University of Science and Technology ranking 53rd and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology at 94th.
- Two institutions in Israel are ranked in the top 200 internationally, with Hebrew University of Jerusalem ranking 121st and Tel Aviv University at 166th.

According to another source, the Quacquarelli Symonds 2011/2012 world university rankings, Peking University is ranked 46th and Tsinghua University at 47th. The highest ranked Asian university on the QS list is University of Hong Kong (1st in Asia and 22nd in the world), followed by The University of Tokyo (25th globally), and National University of Singapore (28th globally).

* Suggested Reading: Top Asian Universities in Engineering

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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