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News Details | 08-May-2013

NTU moves up in 13 subject rankings  


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) continued to make an impact as a global university with spectacular jumps in Electrical Engineering and Material Sciences in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released today. Both disciplines jumped 17 spots each. All in, the university improved in 13 out of 23 subjects.
 
NTU’s engineering subjects made an impressive showing, with the university now ranked 8th in the world for Civil Engineering, up from 13th last year. This makes NTU the No. 1 university in Singapore for Civil Engineering. It was ranked 11th for Mechanical Engineering and 14th for both Electrical Engineering and Material Sciences. NTU’s Computer Science and Information Systems is ranked 22nd.
 
Just shy of the top 10, NTU was ranked 13th for Education, moving up seven places from the 20th spot last year while its Communication and Media was 11th, up 12 places from 23rd last year.
 
NTU also fared well in Statistics and Operational Research (23rd), Accounting and Finance (29th), Psychology (38th), Mathematics (46th) and Chemistry (49th).
 
NTU's good performance in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject was achieved as a result of its distinctive reputation among academics and employers, and strong citations for research by NTU’s professors and faculty. 
 
Launched in 2011, the QS Subject Rankings provide a guide to a range of popular fields of study in universities around the world. The rankings were based on responses from academics and employers around the world, as well as citations measures. For the first time this year, QS introduced an index score to measure the productivity and impact of published work, to complement its variable approach to the weightings for the different subjects.
 
Professor Bertil Andersson, President of NTU said, “The latest rankings reaffirm NTU's rapidly rising status in the world of higher education. It shows that our high international standards in delivering quality education and research are becoming well-recognised by many leading academics and employers around the globe.
 
“We have an established track record of partnerships with top global universities and industry giants such as the recent collaborations with BMW Group and Lockheed Martin. I foresee NTU scaling up the rankings in the coming years with our new medical school jointly set up with Imperial College London which will officially welcome its first cohort of students this August.  The School will further advance our education, research and innovation efforts, not only in life sciences and medicine, but also in engineering, technology and other related fields,” Professor Andersson said.
 
NTU’s strong performance in the QS Subject Rankings is the latest in a string of achievements in other league tables earlier this year. Last month, NTU was placed fifth in the world for accounting research by Brigham Young University, up from last year’s seventh position, and it maintained its No. 1 ranking among institutions outside of the United States.  Its Master of Business Administration (MBA) is consistently ranked in the top 35 in the Financial Times' MBA premier league table.
 
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total.  More information about the QS Subject Rankings is available at: www.topuniversities.com.  
 

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About Nanyang Technological University

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has 33,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.  In 2013, NTU will enrol the first batch of students at its new medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, which is set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to four 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 is setting up a third campus in Novena, Singapore’s medical district.
 
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg

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