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NUS tops ranking of Asian universities for first time

Published on May 13, 2014 8:30 AM
NUS (above) was rated No. 1 in Asia by a survey of over 8,000 graduate employers. This is the first time a Hong Kong institution has failed to top the QS table since 2009. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has pipped two Hong Kong rivals to finish No. 1 for the first time in a ranking of Asian universities.

"NUS completes its remarkable ascent to the top of the table, having placed 10th when the rankings were first compiled in 2009," said London-based education and career consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which released the results this morning.

It was rated tops in Asia by a survey of over 8,000 graduate employers, and also makes the top five for academic reputation and research citations.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) also moved up in the ranking, rising three places to seventh, its highest-ever position.

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