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NUS is world's top 10 for 13 subjects, and Asia's best for 24 subjects

22 March 2016 | Education
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Top five in the world for Civil & Structural Engineering as well as Chemical Engineering

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 13 subjects, up from 11 subjects last year, across various subject areas from engineering and technology, natural sciences, arts and humanities, as well as social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. The University is also Asia’s best across 24 subjects, up from 21 subjects last year.

NUS is ranked among the world’s top five universities in two subjects – third for Civil & Structural Engineering, and fifth for Chemical Engineering.

QS has introduced 6 new subjects to the rankings this year, bringing the total number of individual disciplines ranked to 42. The new subjects are: Anthropology, Archaeology, Engineering – Mineral & Mining, Nursing, Performing Arts, Social Policy & Administration. Among these new subject areas, NUS has been placed among the world’s top 10 for Social Policy & Administration.

NUS was ranked in 34 of the 42 subjects relevant to the university, making the top 30 worldwide for a total of 33 subjects. NUS also improved in the rankings for 16 subjects, rising on average 3.7 places for each course.

NUS has been placed among the 10 best universities in the world for the following subject areas:

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

 Among Asian universities, NUS took the top spot, or second, in the following subject areas:

Subject Asia Ranking 2016
Accounting & Finance 1
Anthropology (NEW) 1
Business & Management Studies 1
Chemistry  1
Communication & Media Studies  1
Computer Science & Information Systems  1
Economics & Econometrics  1
Engineering – Chemical  1
Engineering – Civil & Structural  1
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic  1
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing  1
English Language & Literature 1
Environmental Sciences  1
Geography & Area Studies 1
Law  1
Mathematics  1
Medicine  1
Nursing (NEW) 1
Pharmacy & Pharmacology  1
Politics & International Studies  1
Psychology 1
Social Policy & Administration (NEW) 1
Sociology  1
Statistics & Operational Research  1
Architecture / Built Environment 2
Biological Sciences  2
History  2
Materials Science  2
Physics & Astronomy  2

Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, said, “We are pleased with the progress we made in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, which is a strong recognition of NUS’ strengths and expertise as a comprehensive university in a diverse range of subject areas, such as engineering and technology, the natural sciences as well as social sciences and management. In particular, we are honoured to be among the world’s top 5 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.

“This also reaffirms our dedication to quality education, and cutting-edge research and innovation at NUS. I am proud of our talented cadre of faculty and students, and their strong commitment to excellence, and together we will continue to make an impact as a global university centred in Asia.”

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

The full results of the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject are available at: http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings

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