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Asia’s number one

NUS has been ranked 12th worldwide in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2016/2017, and best in Asia, for the second year running.

The University scored well for employer and academic reputation, garnering perfect scores in both metrics, and was placed first in Singapore, as well as 9th and 11th globally respectively.

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.”

Responses from 74,651 academics and 37,781 employers were sought during the compilation of this edition of the QS World University Rankings, which ranked more than 900 universities. The Rankings 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.

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