Private University Ranking

A new non-public college rating objectives to spotlight the “first-class of studying and employability” of South East Asian nations, in line with its creators.AppliedHE created the Private University Ranking: ASEAN to polish the highlight on institutions within the ASEAN countries, with Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines a few of the top 10 of the inaugural lists.

University in West Jakarta

Topping the board is Bina Nusantara University in West Jakarta, Indonesia, with a complete score of seventy three.70 – with ranking criteria focusing in large part on best of coaching and mastering, followed by employability and studies.Other criteria consist of internationalisation, community engagement, institutional recognition and emblem price.

Better studying

AppliedHE additionally claims, according to Kevin Downing, chair of AppliedHE’s Ranking Advisory Board, that it's far the “first worldwide college ranking that includes most effective non-public institutions of better studying“.


The rankings are decided on information audited by way of Applied HE and submitted voluntarily with the aid of the organization themselves.

“The importance of private universities in Asia and actually in lots of different rising economies can't be overstated,” Mok said throughout the scores’ reliable release on February 23.

International universities

“They are frequently the institutions who're most progressive, gain excessive graduate employment and often increase the bar in terms of requirements and rigour via partnering greater willingly with international universities in many countries, inclusive of in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

“Private universities enroll greater students than their public sector counterparts, and the arena has for this reason played a massive role in having access to higher education,” she explained.

The Philippines’ University

Indonesia claims five of the 10 top locations on the ranking, with Universitas Islam Indonesia and Universitas Telkom at third and fifth vicinity respectively.

The Philippines’ University of Santo Tomas takes fourth spot, with Thailand and Vietnam’s Krirk and Duy Tan universities offering at 7th and 8th.

Malaysia’s Universities Tenaga Nasional had second vicinity at the ratings, and also ruled the rest of the pinnacle 20 with seven different establishments from the United States of America offering.

This makes AppliedHE mainly relevant to Malaysian students and parents when you decide on in which to study,” he introduced.

Network engagement

Sub rankings were additionally released as a part of the launch, which includes in research, where Indonesia took the pinnacle spot and seven different spots within the pinnacle 10, network engagement, which turned into crowned through University Kuala Lumpur, and also internationalisation wherein Krirk University in Thailand came in first.

“A highlight to me is the focus on college students,” said Winnie Eley, a ranking advisory board member throughout the release.

Energetic establishments

“It’s shining a mild. The private universities in this area in which you have got a few splendid universities – some very committed and extraordinarily energetic establishments,” she brought.

The need for a private college ranking was due to reviews declaring that they are now not considered the equal in university rankings such as public institutions.

“Private universities are extraordinary from public universities, and the strengths of personal universities are not properly highlighted by current university ratings,” said Downing.

“The AppliedHE Private University Ranking is consequently a welcome boost to the Asian and international ratings landscape,” he brought.


Google Scholar and Google News

External records from Google Scholar and Google News turned into also used inside the ranking system, in addition to peer university nominations.

“I suppose that the usage of Google Scholar, which has coverage of non English research, is something which is likewise very critical and it’s very welcome,” said Richard Holmes, another advisory board member.

Applied HE is run by using “veterans” from leading ranking company QS Quacquarelli Symonds, including its founder Mok, who become previously CEO of QS Asia.