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NUS is Asia’s best for third consecutive year in latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

07 February 2018 | EducationGeneral News
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been recognised as Asia’s top university in the 2018 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine’s Asia University Rankings, retaining its position for the third year running since the introduction of the category in 2013. In the latest results, the University has improved its performance in almost all areas of the ranking, namely in teaching, research, citation impact and knowledge transfer.

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said, “We are delighted that NUS continues to be Asia’s best in the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education. This is an affirmation of the University’s strong progress as a leading global centre of education and research. It is also a strong recognition of the high quality work accomplished by our team of faculty, staff and students. 

As the higher education landscape continues to evolve rapidly, we aim to accelerate NUS’ transformation over the coming years. We will intensify our efforts in nurturing future-ready graduates and expand lifelong education initiatives to benefit our alumni and Singaporeans. We will also deepen the translational impact of NUS’ research, and enhance our vibrant ecosystem to further foster innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Mr Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings, Times Higher Education, said, “Congratulations to NUS for holding the number one position in Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings for the third successive year. The achievement is particularly impressive as it comes against a background of increasingly intense competition, especially from China, and of course the Times Higher Education rankings evaluate universities across a rigorous and balanced range of metrics covering not just research excellence, but also innovation, internationalisation and teaching excellence too. So to take the number one position is an outstanding achievement.

NUS stands as a beacon to institutions not just in Asia but across the world, demonstrating what can be achieved with the combination of powerful investment, strong leadership, a concentration of global talent, and an unceasing drive for improvement. I’m thrilled that the global community can learn more about NUS as it will be the host of the 2018 Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, in September.”

The THE Asia University Rankings 2018 is a ranking of Asia’s top 359 universities. In its sixth year, it uses the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The weightings have been recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

The full results of the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings are available here.

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