NTU climbs 26 spots, NUS rises 10 in ranking of top universities

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SINGAPORE – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has climbed 26 spots to be ranked as the 13th best university in the world, Topuniversities.com revealed in its QS World University Rankings report on Monday (March 21).

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has also risen to the 12th spot from 22nd placing.

Meanwhile Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continue to dominate the top two spots.

NUS and NTU are the only local representatives that regularly feature among the top ten, the report added.

In Asia, NUS came out tops while NTU secured fourth.

In terms of subject rankings, NUS is placed among the world’s top five universities in two subjects – third for Civil & Structural Engineering, and fifth for Chemical Engineering.  NUS was also among top 10 universities for 13 subjects and Asia’s best for 23 subjects. 

Meanwhile, NTU has been placed first amongst the world’s best young universities. NTU is 6th in the world for Engineering and Technology as well as Materials Science. Its research output counts among the top five universities globally and is 5th most cited in the world.

According to the study, NTU also has one of the best business schools in Asia with an MBA programme.

debwong@sph.com.sg

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