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NUS clinches 29th place in THE World University Rankings

04 October 2012

NUS among top 30 in the latest THE rankings

NUS has risen to 29th position, up from last year's 40th spot, in the 2012/2013 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

The University is delighted to be placed among the top 30 universities in the world in the latest rankings, said NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan. He noted that "NUS has made strong progress towards becoming a global university centred in Asia and grown in international reputation and standing" by focusing on educational innovation and strategic initiatives. These initiatives helped raise the quality of NUS faculty and enhanced the impact of its research and service.

Prof Tan also cited novel educational experiences such as University Town, a new model of residential college learning, and the Yale-NUS College, a liberal arts education bringing the best of Eastern and Western traditions together, as key strategic thrusts in education.

Using 13 separate performance indicators, the THE World University Rankings examine the teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook of a university. NUS has done better in almost all these categories this year.

In terms of the rankings by subject, NUS fared well in most subjects, staying within the top 50 placement: Engineering & Technology (12th), Life Sciences (33th), Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health Universities (37th), Physical Sciences (39th), Social Sciences (39th) and Arts & Humanities (43th).

To see the full results of THE World University Rankings, please click here.