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NUS maintains top spot in Asia; NTU courses rise in global standing

Published on Feb 26, 2014 8:04 AM
 
The National University of Singapore (in photo) and Nanyang Technological University have emerged as world-beaters in a ranking released by London-based education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Two Singapore universities have emerged world-beaters in a ranking released today by London-based education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

The National University of Singapore (NUS) maintained its position as Asia's best performer since the rankings by subject began in 2011, topping 18 out of 30 disciplines in the region.

It was ranked fifth in the world for chemical engineering. Ten other subjects including politics, statistics and modern languages made the global top 10. But NUS had more subjects in the global top 10 last year, with 12.

"We are happy that NUS continues to be recognised as among the best universities in the world," said NUS deputy president of academic affairs and provost Tan Eng Chye. He noted that the institution had done well across disciplines such as engineering, arts and humanities and natural sciences.

 
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IN GOOD COMPANY

We are happy that NUS continues to be recognised as among the best universities in the world.

- NUS deputy president of academic affairs and provost Tan Eng Chye