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​NTU leaps into the top 30s in latest QS world university rankings

Published on: 16-Sep-2014


• NTU has risen 35 places in the QS world rankings since 2010
• Ranked 9th in the world for Engineering

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is now ranked among the world’s top 30s, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings published today.

Climbing two spots up, NTU is now ranked 39th in the world. The University significantly improved its scores in its reputation among international employers, student faculty ratio, and faculty citations.  It also scored top marks for its internationally diverse faculty and student communities.
Continuing its upward trajectory, NTU has again scaled the global league table that has seen it leapfrog the likes of New York University, Technical University of Munich and Peking University in the last four years. It is also one of the only two young universities (below 50 years old) among the world’s top 30s.

NTU President, Professor Bertil Andersson, said, “Competition within the world’s Top 50 is very stiff so we are very pleased that we have climbed another two spots this year, passing another milestone by breaking into the top 30s. With two Singapore universities high up in the global stakes, I think we all have much to be proud of. I applaud the students, faculty and staff for giving so much of themselves to make NTU the world-class institution that it is today.
“NTU today is clearly a talent magnet, attracting more top students and some of the world's best professors and most promising young scientists.”
In its best showing ever, NTU’s Engineering and Technology rose to 9th place, up by 5 notches from last year. Last month, in the Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, NTU was ranked 12th in Engineering as well.
“From both these indices, it is clear that NTU’s Engineering is way up there with the world’s best,” said Prof Andersson.
NTU also improved by 3 positions to rank 33rd in Social Sciences and Management, and made a remarkable jump of 31 places to No. 86 in the Arts and Humanities.
NTU’s standing with international employers rose by 7 places to No. 35, its highest ever.
“The high calibre of our graduates is widely recognised by major employers around the world.  NTU graduates are entering today’s global workplace with not only the skills and expertise to meet the needs of employers. Our graduates have also shown that they have a global mindset and are capable of working comfortably across multicultural environments,” Prof Andersson added.

The QS world rankings, the oldest world university ranking published since 2004, use diverse performance measures such as academic and employer reviews, citations per faculty, and the proportion of international faculty.
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About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It has a new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N) and the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

A fast-growing university with an international outlook, NTU is putting its global stamp on Five Peaks of Excellence: Sustainable Earth, Future Healthcare, New Media, New Silk Road, and Innovation Asia.

Besides the main Yunnan Garden campus, NTU also has a satellite campus in Singapore’s science and tech hub, one-north, and a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
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