Representation in Asia's Top 200

QS University Rankings: Asia – Battle of the Big 3

The QS University Rankings – Asia (Results | Methodology) were launched yesterday and have been widely viewed across the region and the world. Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and National University of Singapore take the top two spots but there are three large systems that each have a high number of well placed institutions in the table: Japan, Korea and China.

Studying the rankings trends of these three systems seems to show that Japan remains the leading system in the region but that its lead position is being rapidly eroded while those of China and Korea are in the ascendancy.

Representation in Asia's Top 200

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HE News Brief 30.1.12

by Abby Chau

 

  • SOUTH KOREA: A third of universities have announced the intention of dropping tuition fees by at least 5%
  • SAUDI ARABIA: The government has announced that it hopes to have 50,000 graduates from the world’s top 500 universities by 2020
  • UK: Application rates projected to fall by 10% for the autumn 2012 term amidst tuition fee hikes and budget cuts
  • GERMANY: A different take on foreign students?

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HE News Brief 29.11.11

by Abby Chau

  • SOUTH KOREA: Recognition of foreign diplomas paves the way for Asia-Pacific higher ed collaboration
  • UK: Initial figures show that applications for 2012 sees a 15% shortfall
  • CANADA: Positioning itself as a popular destination for international students
  • RUSSIA: Recognition of foreign degrees in 2012 Read more

HE News Briefs 14.9.11

  • KOREA: After an extensive audit, 43 institutions have lost important funding
  • ENGLAND: Institutions are rethinking the amount they want to charge for tuition fees
  • INTERNATIONAL: According to a new report, collaborative international degrees are on the rise
  • NETHERLANDS: Morning raids at VU Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam
  • UGANDA: Institution shutting down due to lack of funds and staff discontent
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HE News Brief 16.8.11

by Abby Chau

  • RANKINGS: Publication of the Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • LATIN AMERICA: Alba member states looking to harmonise higher education
  • SOUTH KOREA: Auditing of institutions to ascertain whether they are fit for foreign students
  • EAST AFRICA: Plans for harmonising of higher education
  • LATIN AMERICA: Region increasing study abroad programmes Read more

HE News Brief 12.7.11

by Abby Chau

  • NETHERLANDS: New policy changes to increase completion rates
  • UNITED KINGDOM: University minister seeking international students from Brazil
  • CHILE: Students force the government to invest 4 billion dollars in higher education
  • SOUTH KOREA: Decreasing birthrates will stagger particpation in higher education
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HE News Brief 28.6.11

by Abby Chau

 

IN THIS EDITION

  • KENYA: Government’s plan to substantially increase student intake is criticised
  • SOUTH KOREA: The government pledges to cut tuition by 30% after a series of student protests
  • UNITED KINGDOM: White paper on higher education is anxiously awaited
  • SAUDI ARABIA: A new institution has its sights set for world class university status
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HE News Brief 12.4.11

by Abby Chau

IN THIS EDITION

  • AUSTRALIA: Leadership at top institutions are targeting indigenous students’ leadership and participation rates
  • SOUTH KOREA: Series of suicides on the KAIST campus has forced a change in student scholarship policies
  • POLAND: Private and public institutions jostle for students and supremacy
  • KENYA: Brain drain affecting professors and students
  • GLOBAL: New QS Subject Rankings – Engineering & Technology has recently been released

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