(19 May 2014) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been ousted from the top of the QS Asia rankings – the first time in the ranking’s history that a university from the city-state has failed to claim first place, writes David Jobbins. It falls to fifth place, while the University of Hong Kong also slips from second to third. The two Hong Kong universities make way for the National University of Singapore, or NUS, which, for the first time, is Asia’s top institution. Two Korean universities also make their mark in the top ten. University World News has the story.