QS University Rankings: Asia 2018

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The American University of Beirut (AUB) ranks the first in the QS Arab Region University Ranking of 2017/2018, local media reported.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Madras and Delhi featured in the list of top 50 Asian university in a report released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It is the only one among top institutes that has somewhat maintained its position, going up by one rank from a year ago.

Among the six Korean universities in the top 20, KAIST and Sungkyunkwan were the only ones to see their rankings rise this year. "The latest rankings are an outstanding achievement and strong endorsement of NTU's excellent reputation built up over the years, and I wish to thank the entire NTU community for their contributions".

"A better rank will help the university to be better known, attract better collaborative partners, staff, and students and thus improve the quality of its graduates, research outputs, and contributions to the country", acting vice-chancellor Prof Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud said to NST. The Times Higher Education (THE) rankings have also pointed out that Panjab University needs to work on research and citations.

Earlier in June, the institute's rank was pegged at 179 in the QS World University Rankings, a considerable improvement of 40 places.

NTU also achieved a ideal score for the quality-research indicator as well as for the proportion of global students, while NUS achieved the top score for its reputation among the academic community.

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