Asian University Rankings 2012

According to the QS Asian University Rankings 2012, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has once again been named the top university in Asia, making it two years in a row. It was ranked 1st in the QS Rankings in 2011.

A total of 3 Korean universities ranked among Asia's top 10, with Seoul National University rated 1st in South Korea and 4th in Asia, ahead of Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (7th in Asia) and Pohang University of Science And Technology (9th in Asia).

In Thailand, the highest ranked university is Mahidol University (rated 1st in the country and 38th in the region), ahead of Chulalongkorn University (43rd in the region), and Chiang Mai University (91st in the region).

Ranking Analysis:
- Seoul National University moved up two places from 6th to 4th in 2012.
- Peking University made a big jump from 13th to 6th in Asia.
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology moved up four places from 11th to 7th.
- The University of Tokyo dropped from 4th in 2011 to 8th in 2012.
- Kyoto University dropped three places from 7th to 10th this year.
- Pohang University of Science And Technology successfully made it to the top 10 list, up from 12th to 9th.