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NUS in world's top 10 across 11 key subject areas

The National University of Singapore has been ranked among the world's 10 best universities for key subject areas in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked among the world's 10 best universities for key subject areas in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.

NUS is placed top 10 for a total of 11 subject areas, and is Asia's best across 18 subjects.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject is an annual ranking of 200 universities around the world along 30 individual disciplines.

The ranking is based on research citations as well as reputational surveys involving over 90,000 academics and employers worldwide.

NUS has been placed among the 10 best universities in the world for the following subject areas:

Chemical Engineering (5th)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering (6th)
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (6th)
Materials Science (6th)
Civil & Structural Engineering (7th)
Statistics & Operational Research (7th)
Computer Science & Information Systems (9th)
Geography (9th)
Communication & Media Studies (9th)
Politics & International Studies (9th)
Modern Languages (10th)

Among Asian universities, NUS took the top spot, or second, in the following subject areas:

English Language & Literature: Linguistics; Modern Languages

Engineering & Technology: Computer Science & Information Systems; Chemical Engineering; Civil & Structural Engineering; Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

Life Sciences & Medicine: Biological Sciences; Medicine; Pharmacy & Pharmacology; Psychology

Natural Sciences: Chemistry; Geography; Environmental Sciences; Mathematics; Materials Science

Social Sciences & Management: Accounting & Finance; Economics & Econometrics; Communication & Media Studies; Law; Politics & International Studies; Sociology; Statistics & Operational Research

Among the 27 subjects that are applicable to NUS, the university recorded improved overall performances for 17 subjects, with advances in academic reputation in 12 subjects, employer reputation in 18 subjects, and citations per faculty in 18 subjects.

They include a rise in academic reputation in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering; employer reputation in statistics and operational research, and sociology; and citations per faculty in linguistics and biological sciences.

Employers around the world gave NUS Engineering and NUS Computing strong votes of confidence by recording scores upwards of 94.5 per cent in the areas of computer science & information systems, chemical engineering, civil & structural engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Employer feedback on the university's chemical engineering graduates registered more than a six-point jump between 2013 and 2014, with a 94.6 per cent performance score.

Employers of civil and structural, electrical and mechanical engineers gave NUS a rating of more than 97 per cent.

Said Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, "We are happy that NUS continues to be recognised as among the best universities in the world.

“We are particularly delighted to note that the University is among the top 10 globally for engineering and technology, and some key subject areas in arts and humanities, natural sciences, as well as social sciences and management."
 

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