According to the 2011 Asian university rankings by the Chosun Ilbo and Quacquarelli Symonds, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) moved up from second place last year to the No. 1 university in Asia for 2011, followed by University of Hong Kong in second place and National University of Singapore (NUS) in third place regionally.

NUS performed very well across most of the indicators, and was ranked 1st in Asia for employer reputation and 2nd in Asia for academic reputation, international faculty and international students. In addition, NUS has done well in the QS World University Rankings® by Subject 2011. It was ranked 1st in Asia for Mathematics; Metallurgy and Materials; Medicine; Civil and Structural Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing; as well as Computer Science and Information Systems, and 2nd in Asia for the rest of the subject rankings for Natural Sciences; Life Sciences and Medicine; and Engineering and Technology.

Hong Kong has five universities ranked in the Asian top 30 list. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is ranked 5th in 2011. City University of Hong Kong is ranked 15th regionally. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is ranked 30th, and in the sub-category of IT and Engineering, PolyU is ranked among the top 30 in Asia in the "QS Asian University Rankings 2011".

Japan has five universities ranked in the Asian top 10, with The University of Tokyo rated top in Japan and 4th in the region, ahead of Kyoto University (7th in Asia), Osaka University (8th), Tohoku University (=9th), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (=9th).

* Next: World Reputation Rankings 2011‎

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