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NUS is No. 1 in Asia and 12th worldwide in latest QS World University Rankings

06 September 2016 | Research
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Singapore’s flagship university placed 9th and 11th globally for employer and academic reputation respectively

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked 12th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2016/2017, retaining its pole position for the second year running. The University continues to be the top university in Asia.

NUS was also placed 9th and 11th globally, and first in Singapore, for employer and academic reputation respectively, having received perfect scores in both metrics. The University also improved in the volume of citations and the number of research papers published.

The QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 surveyed 74,651 academics and 37,781 employers, and ranked 916 universities. It employs six performance indicators – academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, and proportions of international students and international faculty – to assess a university’s strengths in research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “NUS has continued to focus on preparing future-ready graduates who can thrive and contribute in a much more volatile environment, as well as building new research peaks, increasing the translational impact of our research, and nurturing a vibrant university enterprise ecosystem. We are happy that these efforts have been recognised by our ranking among the world’s top universities, and Asia’s best. We are also heartened that NUS is placed number one in Singapore for both academic as well as employer reputation. I am grateful to the talented members of the NUS community who work tirelessly in pursuit of excellence and the creation of distinctive value.”

The full results of the QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 are available at: http://bit.ly/QSWUR16_PR

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