Japanese universities dominate the entire Asian set, but only one Japanese university makes it into the top five--that is, University of Tokyo.
QS rankings are now independent of the THES rankings. This Asian rankings list makes for an interesting preview of the world rankings for 2011, which will come out later this year, in direct competition with THES's for our attention. One question that comes to mind is this: If University of Tokyo is number four in Asia, will it even make the top twenty of QS's world rankings?
Top Five Universities in Asia
1 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2 University of Hong Kong
3 National University of Singapore (NUS)
4 The University of Tokyo
5 The Chinese University of Hong Kong