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Indonesia’s Universities Fall Behind the Rest of Asia: The QS University Rankings Report

posted Jun 13, 2013, 2:35 AM by Unknown user
Asian universities have gained significant ground on their Western counterparts and could overtake them within two decades, but Indonesian universities are being left behind, according to the results of a survey released on Tuesday.

The QS University Rankings: Asia survey showed that the top five Indonesian universities have all lost ground on their regional rivals, with the overall standing of the archipelago’s universities having waned significantly since 2009.

“In the years since the financial crisis Indonesian universities have struggled to match the rapid development seen in countries such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea,” QS head of research Ben Sowter said.

Only University of Indonesia makes the top 100. The nation’s top-ranked institution dropped to 64th in the table this year, from 59th in 2012. The university ranked 50th in each of the first three editions of the rankings, between 2009 and 2011.

“There are already 17 percent more Asian universities in the top 200 of the world university rankings since the recession, and the next two decades could see leading US and European universities objectively overtaken,” Nunzio Quacquarelli, managing director of QS, said.