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NUS tops the rankings for social sciences among Asian universities

05 July 2011

According to the final release of the QS World University Rankings® by Subject, which revealed the social sciences rankings, NUS emerged first among the Asian universities in the fields of Accounting and Finance, Economics and Econometrics, Law, Sociology, and Statistics and Operational Research; and was placed 2nd in Asia in Politics and International Studies. Globally, NUS was listed among the top 25 universities in all these fields.

The University is pleased and honoured with the results, said NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye. He also noted NUS' strong performance in most of the earlier subject rankings released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) - it was placed amongst the world's top 30 universities across all the disciplines.

Said Prof Tan: "This is a strong affirmation of the outstanding work by our faculty and staff in research and education. We will continue to forge transformative advances in education and research that will benefit our students, Singapore, the society, and the world."

Launched in March this year, the five-part subject rankings for 26 individual academic disciplines are based on criteria such as academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations.

NUS also did well in the arts and humanities rankings, the most recent release prior to the social sciences rankings. NUS took the top spot among the Asian universities in English Language and Literature, Geography and Area Studies, Modern Languages, and Philosophy. It was also among the world's top 25 universities for all these disciplines.

To view NUS' performance in the previous four subject rankings, please click here.