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NUS, NTU rise in Shanghai rankings for research universities

Published on Aug 15, 2014 12:00 PM
 
National University of Singapore (NUS) at Lower Kent Ridge Road. The country's two leading universities have climbed the university league tables most trusted by academics around the world. -- PHOTO: ST

SINGAPORE - The country's two leading universities have climbed the university league tables most trusted by academics around the world.

In the annual Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities released noon, Friday, the National University of Singapore (NUS) jumped 23 places to position 111 while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) moved up 79 places to the 190th spot.

With the latest ranking, NUS remains in the 101-150 band while NTU moves up from the 200 - 300 category to the 150 - 200 band. Universities that are ranked 101 to 500 are placed in bands in the published tables, although the specific rankings are released to the institutions.

Both universities also scored in some of the rankings for broad disciplines and specific subject fields this year. NTU and NUS were placed among the top 50 in the field of engineering/technology and computer sciences.

 
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