The University of Hong Kong is the highest ranked university in Asia according to the QS Asian University Rankings. For the second year in a row, HKU has been named as the best university in Asia. Three universities in Hong Kong are ranked among the Asian top 10. Two Japanese institutions successfully made it to the Asian Top 10 in 2010: Tohoku University (from 13th to 9th) and Nagoya University (from 12th to 10th). The Asian University Rankings have been compiled by QS using parameters that include assessing a combination of regional and international factors, such as regional peer and recruiter reviews, teaching quality, among others.

The University of Tokyo is ranked No. 1 regionally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in Asia & Pacific (2009) and in the Ranking Web of World Universities (2010).

Ranking Web of Top 10 Universities in Asia (2010):
1 University of Tokyo
2 Kyoto University
3 National Taiwan University
4 University of Hong Kong
5 Chinese University of Hong Kong
6 Hebrew University of Jerusalem
7 Keio University
8 National University of Singapore
9 National Chiao Tung University
10 Nagoya University
Source: Webometrics Ranking (January 2010)

Top 10 Universities in Asia:
1 University of Hong Kong
2 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
3 National University of Singapore
4 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
5 The University of Tokyo
6 Seoul National University
7 Osaka University
8 Kyoto University
9 Tohoku University
10 Nagoya University
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2010

* Suggested Reading: Top Universities in Asia (THES)
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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