Ten NTU subjects in global Top 10 of latest Shanghai Ranking

1 July 2020

Eight NTU Engineering specialisations are among the world's Top 10. Most notably, NTU is ranked No. 1 for both Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and Energy Science & Engineering, for the fourth consecutive year.

Among Asian universities, NTU has the second-most number of subjects placed in the Top 10. This is twice the number of subjects in the Top 10 compared to the last three years, and a record 21 subjects in the Top 50.

The other NTU Engineering subjects ranked among the world's Top 10 were: Telecommunication Engineering (6th), Instruments Science & Technology (6th), Computer Science (8th), Materials Science (8th), Automation & Control (9th), Communication (9th), Transportation Science (10th) and Chemistry (10th).

Communication and Chemistry made it into the Top 10 this year. NTU's Communication was ranked 9th, up from the 20th spot last year. In the Natural Sciences, NTU's Chemistry achieved 10th place, up from 13th last year.

In total, ShanghaiRanking ranked NTU in 44 subjects, of which 21 are listed among the Top 50 worldwide. 15 were Engineering subjects, 5 were Social Sciences subjects and 1 was from Natural Sciences.

Seven other NTU Engineering subjects were listed in the Top 50. These include: Electrical & Electronic Engineering (11th), Civil Engineering (12th), Chemical Engineering (16th), Marine/Ocean Engineering (23rd), Mechanical Engineering (34th), Biomedical Engineering (35th) and Aerospace Engineering (37th).

Specific NTU subjects ranked in the global Top 50 include:

S/N Subject Name Faculty 2020 Global rank
1Energy ScienceEngineering1
2Nanoscience & NanotechnologyEngineering1
3Instruments Science & TechnologyEngineering6
5Computer ScienceEngineering8
6Materials ScienceEngineering8
7Automation & ControlEngineering9
8CommunicationSocial Sciences9
9Transportation ScienceEngineering10
10ChemistryNatural Sciences10
11Electrical & ElectronicEngineering11
18Library & Information ScienceSocial Sciences41
19FinanceSocial Sciences42
20ManagementSocial Sciences46
21EducationSocial Sciences48


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