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NUS among Asia's best in QS World University Rankings® for Natural Sciences

20 May 2011

In the latest set of QS World University Rankings® by Subject released on 19 May 2011, NUS emerged among the best universities in Asia for Natural Sciences. Based on academic and employer reputation and research citations, the QS rankings for Natural Sciences covered the six different fields of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Metallurgy and Materials, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, and Earth and Marine Sciences.

NUS took the top spot among Asian universities for Mathematics, as well as for Metallurgy and Materials. Globally, the University was placed 23rd for Mathematics and 12th for Metallurgy and Materials. NUS also emerged second among Asian universities for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, and the Environmental Sciences; and was ranked 15th, 20th and 14th globally in these fields respectively.

Said NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye: "We are delighted and honoured to be ranked among the very best universities in Asia and around the world for Natural Sciences. This is a positive affirmation of the high quality of research and education available at our University. We will continue to attract a talented pool of students, faculty and researchers, capable of forging transformative advances in education and research that will benefit Singapore, Asia and the world."

This new set of rankings are part of an inaugural series of QS World University Rankings® by Subject launched in March 2011 to provide new insights on the strengths of the world's leading institutions in specific subject areas. Earlier this month, NUS topped the list of Asian universities for Life Sciences and Medicine. In that category were the three disciplines of Biological Sciences, Medicine and Psychology. Globally, NUS was placed 18th for medicine, 22nd for Psychology and 28th for Biological Sciences.

NUS also emerged as Asia's leading university in Engineering and IT disciplines in the first set of rankings. The University was placed 7th globally for Civil and Structural Engineering, 10th for Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and 12th for Computer Science and Information Systems.

For details on the QS World University Rankings for Natural Sciences, please click here.