Top Universities in Asia in 2022

Top Universities in Asia in 2022

Top Universities in Asia in 2022

The biggest-ever QS rankings for Asia were just announced in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021. Top Universities in Asia in 2022 It has 634 institutions this year compared to 550 last year.

Mainland China (124 universities), India (106 universities), Japan (98 universities), and South Korea (85 universities) are the primary regions that are well-represented, making up more than 65% of all ranking institutions.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is still ranked first in Asia for the third consecutive year. Tsinghua University from the People’s Republic of China won their first-ever second spot after finishing fourth the previous year.

This year, University’s Malaya (UM) from Malaysia and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from Mainland China both made it into the top 10.

This year, there are 93 new entrants total, primarily from Pakistan, South Korea, Japan, and India. Six of them attained positions in the top 250.

Eleven indicators—each weighted in accordance with its significance to the index—are used to generate the rankings. These metrics include citations per article, papers per faculty, professor/student ratio, worldwide research network, employer reputation, and academic reputation.

It’s important to note that the information gathered for these rankings pertains to the time frame prior to COVID-19. Visit this site to learn more about the process.

We shall list the top 10 universities in Asia in this post. You can also see the whole standings right here.

Asia Top 10 University Rankings 2022:

Rank University Location
1 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
2 Tsinghua University China (Mainland)
3 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
4 University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong SAR
5 Zhejiang University China (Mainland)
6 Fudan University China (Mainland)
7 Peking University China (Mainland)
8 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Hong Kong SAR
9 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China (Mainland)


1, National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore

Retaining its number one spot in Asia this year is the National University of Singapore (NUS).

It is ranked joint first in the region for academic reputation, as well as for international faculty and inbound exchange. It also ranks 11th in the world in the most recent QS World University Rankings.

NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

2, Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University

The highest ranked university in mainland China, and the second-highest ranked university in Asia, is Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

While it is not ranked first in any indicator, it places an impressive fifth for academic reputation and second for employer reputation.

The university is academically organized into 20 schools and 57 departments covering a broad range of subjects, including science, engineering, arts and literature, social sciences, medicine.

Xinya College was established in 2014 as the school’s residential liberal arts college as part of a series of reforms to undergraduate education.

3, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

3) Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Taking the bronze medal spot this year is Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of two Singaporean universities in the Asia top 10.

It’s ranked joint first in Asia for a number of indicators, most notably citations per paper, and third in the region for its international research network.

NTU is embracing digital technologies for better learning and living as part of its Smart Campus vision. It has partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Volvo, Delta Electronics,

and Singtel in many areas of societal importance and impact that includes artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, smart transportation, computing, personalised medicine, healthcare and clean energ

4, University of Hong Kong (HKU)

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s highest ranked university is the University of Hong Kong (HKU), who lose their third-place spot this year to rank fourth in Asia.

It ranks joint first in the region for international faculty, international students, and inbound and outbound exchange.

The university is not only one of the best universities in Asia, but also one of the best in the world, ranking 22nd in the most recent QS World University Rankings.

HKU’s exceptional academic standards and pioneering research attracts many top-performing scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas.

5, Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

Into the top five, Zhejiang University is the second-highest ranked university in Mainland China. It achieves impressive scores across all ranking indicators, with perfect scores in four indicators: staff with PhD, international faculty, and inbound and outbound exchange.

Zhejiang is one of China’s oldest institutions, dating back to as early as 1897. Today it has a strong international outlook, having forged partnerships with more than 180 institutions in more than 30 countries worldwide

6, Fudan University

Fudan University

Sixth place is taken by China’s Fudan University, who move up one position this year. The university’s highest score comes in the employer reputation indicator, where they rank seventh in the Asia region.

Fudan University, located in downtown Shanghai, is one of China’s most prestigious and selective institutions. Established in 1905,

the university has produced a number of prominent alumni, including the director of the World Bank, Zhang Shengman, as well as Chen Zhongwei, a pioneer in the process of reattaching severed limbs.

7, Peking University

Peking University

In seventh place, down two spots from last year, is Peking University in Beijing. The school achieves notably high scores in the academic reputation and employer reputation indicators where it ranks joint first and joint second in Asia respectively.

Peking University was founded in 1898 as a replacement for the Guozijian School (Imperial College). Since then,

Peking University has been consistently ranked as one of China’s top academic institutions and it is also known for its stunning campus grounds and traditional Chinese architecture.

8, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

8) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Remaining in eighth place this year is The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), one of two Hong Kong entries in the top 10.

HKUST is joint first in Asia for the ranking indicators of citations per paper, international faculty, and both inbound and outbound exchange, reflecting its role as a truly global institution.

The university has four main departments: the school of science, school of engineering, school of business and management, and school of humanities and social science (as well as an interdisciplinary program office).

It’s also home to the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the HKUST Institute for Public Policy.

9, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Malaysia’s only entry in the top 10, the Universiti Malaya (UM) takes ninth place this year, moving up from joint 13th in 2020. This is largely due to their perfect score in the international research network indicator, where they rank joint first in the region.

UM is the oldest university in Malaysia, and is located in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. The university has around 24,770 graduate and postgraduate students, of whom around 15 percent are international.

10, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

In 10th place, up seven places from last year, is Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The Chinese university earns its highest score for the employer reputation indicator, where it ranks ninth in Asia.

Established in 1896, the university is one of the oldest in mainland China. There are around 16,220 students enrolled in undergraduate programs at the institution, as well as 21,968 post-graduate students.