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Good news for Malaysia and Singapore in first THE Asia Rankings

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Last week, Times Higher Education posted their first ever Asia University Rankings.

The National University of Singapore received an outstanding 77.5 score, coming in just behind the University of Tokyo who ranked first with 78.3. Just a few places below that at eleven came Nanyang Technological University with a score of 59.4. The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia also ranked, at eighty-seven. Scores were calculated according to the same indicators as the prestigious THE World University Rankings.

When the publishing of the list was first announced, Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education’s rankings, described Asia as ‘the most exciting continent on Earth in higher education terms’. He went on to express the necessity for these rankings in order to obtain ‘more data, more nuance and more context’.

The list demonstrated the changing landscape in Asia concerning Higher Education, with fifteen regions being featured overall (ten alone in the competitive top ten). NUS and all those which ranked, can expect more interest from applicants for 2014, following this good news; meanwhile the publicity generated from this inaugural list will do wonders for awareness for international study.

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Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.