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NUS ranked second, NTU 11th among Asian universities

The Times Higher Education magazine says the National University of Singapore (NUS) retained its second position while the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) placed 11th in the latest Asia University Rankings released on Thursday (June 19).

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) retained its second position while the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) came in 11th in the latest Asia University Rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine released on Thursday (June 19).

The NUS and NTU both maintained their 2013 position in the top 100 universities ranking list, which identifies the best universities in Asia including Turkey and the Middle East.

According to THE’s website, the ranking takes into account 13 separate performance indicators covering all the core missions of the modern globally focused university - research, teaching, knowledge transfer and international activity.

NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan said of the results: “This is an affirmation of NUS’ strong international reputation, and a recognition of the University’s quality education and world-class research. We will continue to innovate to deliver world-class education with both a global and Asian perspective, and to spearhead groundbreaking research that will benefit Singapore, Asia and beyond.”

Mr Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education Ranking, said the latest ranking confirms NUS as a “truly outstanding institution”.

“What is more, NUS has been consistently moving up the overall World University Rankings, which suggests that it is poised, one day, to become Asia’s undisputed number one university,” he added.

NUS was ranked 26th in the latest World University Rankings, behind The University of Tokyo in 23rd place. Singapore’s other university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), came in at 76th, according to the rankings. 

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