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NUS ranked top 2 university in Asia

29 May 2012

NUS has secured the number two spot in the latest 2012 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia, one place up from last year. This is its best performance in the QS University Rankings: Asia which was introduced in 2009.

This year, the University put up a strong showing across most of the indicators, ranking 1st in Asia for employer reputation and international faculty, and 2nd in Asia for academic reputation.

NUS also enhanced its rankings for three faculty areas: Arts and Humanities (1st in Asia); Engineering and Technology (2nd in Asia); and Natural Sciences (2nd in Asia). It maintains the top position in Asia for Social Sciences and Management.

Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost was pleased with the results, particularly the strengthening in the faculty areas. "Our researchers are also creating a great impact through their scientific work - evident in the larger number of papers published and an improvement in number of citations per paper. Overall, this is a strong international recognition of the excellent work by our faculty and staff in both research and education," he said.

The annual QS University Rankings: Asia ranks Asia's top 300 universities based on criteria such as academic reputation, employer reputation, student/faculty ratio, papers per faculty, citations per paper, internationalisation, student exchange inbound and student exchange outbound.

See the top 300 list of QS University Rankings: Asia.