Subject ranking places NUS top in Asia

NUS is the only Asian university to gain a position in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of 10 best universities worldwide, with 11 subjects attaining a top-10 ranking in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The University is also ranked in the top 50 for 34 subjects out of the 48 disciplines analysed by QS.

NUS is Asia’s best in 16 subjects, covering areas such as Anthropology; Architecture / Built Environment; Business & Management Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science & Information Systems; Nursing; and Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

It scored most highly for Engineering - Civil & Structural, where it is ranked 6th worldwide. The University also did particularly well for Nursing, moving up nine places from its position in the previous year to be placed 10th worldwide in 2018 and having the strongest research department relative to its competitors. Similarly improving this year was Pharmacy & Pharmacology which ranked 8th worldwide, as well as Engineering – Electrical & Electronic and Geography, which both took the 10th spot. NUS further demonstrated advancements in two broad areas, namely Arts and Humanities; and Social Sciences and Management.

Mr Ben Sowter, QS Research Director said that NUS had adopted ambitious agendas over the past decade, articulated by innovative, progressive leaders and backed by unequivocal government commitment. NUS demonstrated comprehensive competitiveness in the very highest echelons, he shared.

The list of subjects where NUS is ranked among the top 10 is as follows:

 Subject   World Ranking 2018
Engineering - Civil & Structural 6
Chemistry 7
Materials Science 8
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 8
Engineering - Chemical 9
Architecture / Built Environment 10
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic 10
Environmental Sciences 10
Geography 10
Nursing 10
Computer Science & Information Systems =10

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities by subject area. The 2018 edition covered 48 academic disciplines, with 1,130 institutions in 151 countries considered.