In the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia that has the continent’s 550 best institutions listed, Sunway University has risen 38 places to position 194 from 232 previously.
QS highlights that Malaysia’s rise is primarily attributable to its improving performance in the two key reputational surveys used by QS to compile the rankings.
In its statement, QS said its dataset indicates that the increasing academic recognition being achieved by Malaysia’s universities is primarily due to the work that its universities have done to improve their global research collaborations.
For the third consecutive year, the National University of Singapore is named Asia’s best university. It is followed by Nanyang Technological University, which has risen from 3rd to 2nd.
The 11 indicators used to compile the QS Asia University Rankings are academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international research network, citations per paper and papers per faculty, staff with a PhD, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students, as well as proportion of inbound exchange students and proportion of outbound exchange students.