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QS World University Rankings® names NUS top in Asia for Computer Sciences and Engineering

05 April 2011

The inaugural QS World University Rankings® by Subject has placed NUS first in Asia in the fields of computer science and information systems as well as chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

The rankings were based on employer reputation, academic reputation and research quality. The QS methodology had been tailored to each subject, in consultation with the QS Global Academic Advisory Board.

Said NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye: "We are pleased that NUS has once again been ranked among the best universities in Asia and the world. The results reflect a strong recognition from global employers and the academia of the world-class quality of NUS' education and research."

"Our School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering will continue to build on their strengths to nurture leaders with a global perspective while pioneering high-impact research in areas of strategic importance to Singapore and beyond," added Prof Tan.

Explaining the introduction of rankings by subject, Head of QS Intelligence Unit Mr Ben Sowter said that it was in response to a need for comparative data at a more granular level. "In many countries, students are being charged more than ever before for their degrees. So assessing the potential career outcomes of one's study choice is becoming increasingly important," he said.

The first instalment of the four-part release of the rankings revealed the world's best universities for computer science, mechanical, chemical, electrical and civil engineering. Rankings by biomedicine and life sciences, natural sciences, arts and humanities and social sciences disciplines will be released separately in the coming months. For more details, click here.