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HKUST hangs on for Asia's No.1 institution

(People's Daily Overseas Edition)

15:38, May 30, 2012

Edited and translated by Li Kunlun, People's Daily Online

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is ranked Asia's number one institution again, according to this year's university rankings released by Quacquarelli Symonds on Monday.

Hong Kong University (HKU) fell for two consecutive years to be ranked as third place, with the second place taken by National University of Singapore (NUS). Seoul National University was ranked the fourth, with only 1.3 points behind HKU.

About 300 Asian universities were ranked in accordance with their academic performances, employer ratings, teacher-student ratios, research performances.

HKUST President Tony F Chan is delighted that HKUST again ranked first in Asia and he argues that the university develops rapidly, and emphasizes international and interdisciplinary research.

Read the Chinese version: 亚洲大学排名发布,香港科技大学蝉联第一

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