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NUS ranked amongst world's most reputable universities

11 March 2011

NUS has once again been ranked amongst the leading universities in the world, according to the latest results of the first-ever World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education magazine.

In this newest ranking that looks at institutional reputations for world-class performance in teaching and research, NUS is placed 27th amongst the world's top 100 universities and 3rd in Asia.

NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan said: "We are delighted to be placed amongst the best universities in the world by our peers. This latest ranking is a positive affirmation from the international academic community of the world-class quality of education and research being produced at our University.

Added Prof Tan: "We are today a leading global university centred in Asia, and will continue to develop high quality education and research programmes that will contribute to Singapore, to Asia and to the world."

The 2011 World Reputation Rankings is based exclusively on universities' standing among experienced academics all over the world. It is the result of a survey of 13,388 academics from 131 countries around the world. The average survey respondent had been working at a higher education institution for more than 16 years and had published more than 50 research papers.

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: "In an ever more competitive global market for students, academics and university administrators, and at a time when the answers to the world's most pressing problems will come from putting together the best brains wherever in the world they may be based, a university's reputation for academic excellence is crucial.

"We are delighted to publish the first Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings - based on the most comprehensive worldwide survey of academics ever undertaken."

To view the Rankings, click here.