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Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject

08 May 2013

NUS is the best-performing university in Asia in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. With 12 subjects ranked top 10, NUS has secured the 8th position among universities globally in this subject ranking.

On the results, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye said: "This is a strong international recognition of NUS' strengths in humanities and languages, engineering and technology, sciences, medicine and social sciences."

Prof Tan noted that the rankings served as an acknowledgement of the exceptional work carried out by faculty and staff in education and research.

NUS fared well, ranking among the world's top 10 universities for 12 subjects namely Statistics, Mathematics, Material Sciences, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Communication & Media Studies, Geography, Politics & International Studies, Modern Languages, Computer Science & Information Systems and Engineering (mechanical, aeronautical, manufacturing, electrical & electronic, chemical).

The University was among the world's top 20 in another nine subjects - Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Economics, English Language & Literature, Sociology Engineering (civil & structural), and Medicine.

Offering students an understanding of the best disciplines across the world, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations.

A total of 2,858 universities were evaluated and 678 institutions were ranked.

To view the full results, click here.