Global top 10 for 13 subjects

23 March 2016 | General News
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NUS is ranked among the top 10 universities in the world for 13 subjects

NUS has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 13 subjects, an increase from 11 subjects last year. The subject areas cover a wide spectrum from engineering and technology, natural sciences, arts and humanities, to social sciences and management. The University is also Asia’s best across 24 subjects, up from 21 subjects last year. These findings were published in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

The University is ranked among the world’s top five universities in two subjects - Civil & Structural Engineering (third) and Chemical Engineering (fifth).

NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye said the University is pleased with its progress in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, a strong recognition of NUS’ strengths and expertise as a comprehensive university in a diverse range of subject areas.

“We are honoured to be among the world’s top five for Civil & Structural Engineering and Chemical Engineering. As Singapore builds up world-class research capabilities in areas that are critical to the nation and the economy, NUS is well poised to contribute its leading expertise to address national challenges and improve lives of Singaporeans,” he added.

NUS was also ranked among the world's top 10 for Social Policy & Administration, one of the six new disciplines QS introduced to the rankings this year. A list of the 13 key subject areas that NUS has emerged among the 10 best universities in the world is as follows:

Subject World Ranking 2016
Architecture / Built Environment 9
Chemistry 7
Computer Science & Info Systems 9
Engineering – Chemical 5
Engineering – Civil & Structural 3
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic  6
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing  8
Environmental Sciences  10
Geography  9
Materials Science  8
Pharmacy & Pharmacology  9
Social Policy & Administration NEW 7
Statistics & Operational Research  8

The University also took the top spot, or second, among Asian universities, in 29 subjects, including Nursing and Social Policy & Administration, both new subjects being ranked. (see Annex A for full listing of subject areas).

The annual subject rankings are based on surveyed opinions of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers, together with the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citation attributions.

View the full results of the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject.