NUS among world's top 10 universities for engineering and technology; NTU at No. 16


NUS was the eighth best university in the world for engineering and technology, while NTU was ranked 16th.
NUS was the eighth best university in the world for engineering and technology, while NTU was ranked 16th. PHOTOS: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Asian universities, including the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), performed well in two subject rankings released by Times Higher Education on Tuesday (Oct 17).

NUS was the eighth best university in the world for engineering and technology and 13th-best for computer science.

NTU was ranked No. 16 for engineering and technology. The ranking for this assessed a university's strengths in general engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering. NTU came in at No. 31 for computer science.

Stanford University took the top spot for engineering and technology and for computer science.

California Institute of Technology was second for engineering and technology and Oxford University was third for the same discipline.

China's Peking University entered the top 10 for the first time in the eight-year history of the ranking. It took seventh place for engineering and technology.

 

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology took second place in computer science and Oxford University was third place in the field.

  • Top 5 in computer science

     

    1. Stanford University

    2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    3. University of Oxford

    4. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

    5. University of Cambridge

  • Top 5 in engineering and technology

     

    1. Stanford University

    2. California Institute of Technology

    3. University of Oxford

    4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    5. University of Cambridge

    Source: Times Higher Education

The two subject rankings employ the same 13 performance indicators used in the overall Times World University Rankings, but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit individual fields.

Mr Phil Baty, editorial director of the rankings, said the engineering and technology subject ranking has been expanded to include 500 universities, up from 100 last year.

"All universities in the ranking have had to demonstrate excellence across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, so it is a great achievement to make the top 500," he said, noting NUS' and Peking University's placings in the top 10.

He added that universities in Asia are among the "stand-out performers" in this year's table and noted that 132 universities in Asia made the top 500. This means that the continent now has more world-class institutions for engineering and technology than North America, which has 127.

Full results and analysis here.