The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology took the top spot in the QS Asian University Rankings 2012, followed by National University of Singapore in 2nd place and University of Hong Kong in 3rd place. HKUST topped the 2012 QS University Rankings: Asia league table for the second year in a row.

The University of Tokyo was the highest ranked university in Japan (rate 8th in Asia), ahead of Kyoto University (2nd in Japan and 10th in Asia. A total of 6 Japanese institutions ranked in the Asia's top 20. The others are: Osaka University (11th), Tokyo Institute of Technology (13th), Tohoku University (14th), and Nagoya University (18th).

Universiti Malaya (UM) was ranked 1st in Malaysia and 35th in Asia, ahead of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (2nd in the country and 58th in the region), and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) (3rd in the country and 74th in the region).

In India, the highest ranked institution is Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) (rated 1st in the country and 34th in the region). Other Indian schools ranked in the Asia's top 50 include: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) (36th regionally), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) (tied for 45th position with Beijing Normal University), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) (47th regionally).

* Next: Japanese Universities in QS Ranking 2011/2012

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