NUS, NTU among top 10 in global subject rankings

NUS, NTU among top 10 in global subject rankings

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Channel NewsAsia (Online)

SINGAPORE: National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have ranked among the global top 10 for multiple subjects, according to the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released on Wednesday (Apr 29).

The annual subject rankings are based on surveyed opinions of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

NUS placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines such as:

  • Engineering - Civil & Structural (3rd in the world)
  • Engineering - Chemical (5)
  • Engineering - Electrical & Electronic (6)
  • Materials Science (6)
  • Architecture / Built Environment (6)
  • Chemistry (7)
  • Biological Sciences (8)
  • Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing (8)
  • Linguistics (8)
  • Geography (9)
  • Environmental Sciences (10)

NUS also made the top 50 worldwide for a total of 30 subjects. It is also the best-performing Asian university, topping the list of universities outside the UK and US with the most number of subjects placed in the top 10 ranking.

“Our strong performance in the latest subject rankings is a testament to the powerful commitment of our talented professors and graduates to excellence, and the contributions they have been making,” said NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan.

NTU ranked in the global top 10 for three subject fields:


  • Education (2)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (7)
  • Material Sciences (8)


NTU’s Education programme, based at the National Institute of Education, entered the global top 10 in the QS subject rankings for the first time this year. Altogether, NTU also had 18 subject fields that were ranked in world’s top 50. 

“Academics and employers worldwide have clearly taken notice of the high quality of NTU graduates and programmes. NTU will continue to innovate and implement new initiatives in our programmes to enrich our students' learning experiences,” said NTU’s President, Professor Bertil Andersson.

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