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NUS second in THE Asia University Rankings

11 April 2013

NUS has been placed second in the first Asia University Rankings published by Times Higher Education magazine

NUS has secured the second position in the premiere Times Higher Education (THE) magazine's Asia University Rankings. Based on the same stringent performance indicators and methodology as the established Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the new rankings list the top institutions across 15 countries or regions in Asia, including Turkey and the Middle East.

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan was pleased with the recognition, especially at a time when global attention is focused on the rise of Asia. "NUS' continued progress is a result of consistent support from the Singapore government, and our focus on nurturing and recruiting top-rate faculty, researchers and students. We will maintain our distinctive global and Asian orientation as we continue to pursue excellence in education and research to benefit Singapore, the region and beyond," he said.

Mr Phil Baty, Editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, noted that NUS has already proven its world-class credentials against rigorous performance indicators by taking a top 30 position in the world. "But this new Asia University Ranking puts that performance into clearer context: it has taken the number two position in Asia, beating all rival institutions from China, Hong Kong, South Korea and right across the Asian continent," he pointed out.

"Indeed, many experts are speculating that NUS will soon emerge as Asia's number one institution, as Singapore continues to invest in excellence in research and teaching, driving forward the knowledge economy," he said.

See the full results of the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings at