The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged once again as the top university in Asia, retaining its peak position in the latest results of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia 2015. This marks the second consecutive time that NUS has topped the rankings since it was first published in 2009.
This year, NUS continued its stellar performance, ranking highly overall. It garnered strong scores in most of the indicators, maintaining its position as the first in Asia for employer reputation and second in Asia for academic reputation. The University was also placed third in the number of citations per paper, providing a strong endorsement of the deep impact of NUS’ research.
NUS received the maximum score in academic reputation, based on 42,561 responses from academics in the region, and the rest of the world, according to QS.
NUS is also Asia’s top two universities across all disciplines measured. The University is ranked Asia’s best in Social Sciences & Management as well as Life Sciences & Medicine. It is placed second in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences.
NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are delighted that NUS has maintained our position as the region’s top university at a time when Asian countries are investing heavily in education and research. We are also very encouraged that the University is highly regarded and valued by employers and academics in Asia and the world. This is a reflection of NUS’ distinctive education and broad-based research excellence, which are results of the strong contributions made by dedicated NUS faculty, staff and students.
As a global university that seeks to influence the future, NUS will strengthen our efforts to nurture graduates who are future-ready, pursue innovative advances in research and education, as well as deepen our collaborations with leading universities and institutions worldwide.”
The QS University Rankings: Asia is published annually and ranks Asia’s top 300 universities based on relevant criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation, student/faculty ratio, papers per faculty, citations per paper, internationalisation, student exchange inbound and student exchange outbound.
The full top 300 list of QS University Rankings: Asia can be found on www.topuniversities.com/asian-rankings