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NTU ranks among world top 10 for three subjects

Three subjects offered at NTU have ranked among the world's top ten according to the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

SINGAPORE: Three subjects offered at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have ranked among the world's top ten -- a first for the university.

According to the 2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, NTU's Communication & Media Studies is ranked 6th in the world, Materials Science at 8th position, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering is ranked 10th.

NTU said the subject Communication & Media Studies jumped an impressive 17 positions within two years since QS started ranking this subject, to become Number 1 in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific.

Subjects Materials Science and Electrical & Electronic Engineering are also among the star performers with the biggest improvements over the last three years.

At 8th place, Materials Science has vaulted 33 places since 2011, while 10th-placed Electrical & Electronic Engineering has leapt 26 places within the same period.

NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson said, "The result for Communication and Media Studies is an affirmation of the international standing of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

"NTU's global reputation as one of the world's biggest engineering university which produces top quality graduates is validated again in the high rankings of its engineering subjects, with Materials Science and Electrical & Electronic Engineering rubbing shoulders this year with the big boys such as MIT, Stanford and Cambridge in the top 10."

The QS Subject Rankings were launched in 2011 and provide a guide to a range of popular fields of study in universities around the world.

The rankings were based on the combined responses from academics and employers around the world, as well as citations measures.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 evaluated 2,809 universities and ranked 1,344 institutions in total.
 

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