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UI, ITB among Asia’s top 100 universities for 2018

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, October 17, 2017  /  05:26 pm
UI, ITB among Asia’s top 100 universities for 2018

One of the buildings on the University of Indonesia campus in Depok, West Java. (Shutterstock/File)

The University of Indonesia (UI) and Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) are among the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2018 in Asia, announced on Oct. 16 by higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

UI rose from 67th position in 2017 to 54th in 2018, its highest position in the annual ranking, while ITB jumped from 86th rank in 2017 to 65th in 2018.

The report also concludes that 23 out of a total of 425 ranked universities were in Indonesia. In addition to UI and ITB, seven other Indonesian universities reportedly have improved their score, including Yogyakarta's Gajah Mada University (UGM), which leapt from 105th in 2017 to 85th in 2018. 

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UI rose from 67th position in 2017 to 54th in 2018, its highest position in the annual ranking, while ITB jumped from 86th rank in 2017 to 65th in 2018.UI rose from 67th position in 2017 to 54th in 2018, its highest position in the annual ranking, while ITB jumped from 86th rank in 2017 to 65th in 2018. (topuniversities.com/File)

The Asia section is led for the first time by Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), followed by the National University of Singapore (NUS) in second spot. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were recognized in the third to fifth positions, respectively.

QS is said to use 10 indicators in its methodology, which include academic reputation, international student ratio, papers per faculty, and staff with PhDs. (kes)

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