ASIA: Korea's universities lag behind Hong Kong's

The University of Hong Kong was named the best university in Asia for the second year in a study by the Chosun Ilbo and Quacquarelli Symonds of 448 universities in 11 Asian countries. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology came second and Chinese University of Hong Kong fourth, comments the Chosun Ilbo.

But in Korea, Seoul National University was the only one to make it into the top 10, ranking in sixth place. Hong Kong has a population of seven million, a mere seventh of Korea's, but when it comes to the competitiveness of universities, Hong Kong does far better than Korea.

Full report on the Chosun Ilbo site