NTU Rankings and Ratings

  • In the 8th QS World University Rankings (WUR) Top 50 Under 50 rankings published in June 2018, NTU continued to be ranked 1st position for fifth consecutive year among the world’s young (under 50 years) universities.

  • In the 15th QS World University Rankings (WUR) published in June 2018, NTU ranked 12th position in the world.  NTU continued to be ranked 1st position in Singapore in four out of six indicators, namely, Student Faculty ratio, Citation per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.

  • In the 7th Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in June 2018, NTU remained 3rd position in the world and 2nd position in Asia order rank.

  • In the 8th Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings (WRR) released in May 2018, NTU has risen to the top 51-60 band from its previous ranking of the 81-90 band.

  • In the 6th Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in February 2018, NTU ranked 5th position in Asia jointly shared with HKUST.  The 5th position in THE AUR was ranked higher than the 7th position in THE WUR 2017 Asia order rank, which was released in September 2017.  NTU research citations per paper indicator rank continued to be the leader in Singapore since 2014.

  • In the 8th QS World University Rankings by subject published in February 2018, NTU Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences by Faculty area rankings were ranked 5th, 19th and 29th position in the world respectively.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU’s Materials Science was ranked 3rd position in the world and 1st position in Asia.  NTU’s Chemistry (11th position), Electrical & Electronic (12th), Communication & Media (12th), Chemical (14th) and Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (14th) were ranked in the top 15 globally.  See table below for the NTU subjects that are ranked in the top 50:

  • ​SubjectBroad subject rank 2018  
    Engineering & Technology​5 (1)
    Natural Sciences ​19 (6)
    ​Social Sciences​29 (8)


     

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2018

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2018

    Materials Science

    3
    (1)

    Civil & Structural

    21
    (8)

    Chemistry

    11
    (3)

    Hospitality & Leisure Management

    25
    (3)

    Electrical & Electonic

    12
    (3)

    Accounting & Finance

    26
     (5)

    Communication & Media

    12
    (1)

    Physics & Astronomy

    38
    (11)

    Chemical

    14
    (6)

    Business & Management Studies

    40
    (9)

    Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

    14
    (4)

    Art & Design

    40
    (5)

    Education

    16
    (3)

    Mathematics            

    43
    (9)

    Computer Science & Information Systems

    16
    (3)

    Statistics & Operational Research

    43
    (7)

    Environmental Sciences  

    18
    (2)

    Linguistics

    48
    (10)

    Library Management

    18
    (1)

     

     

    Note: ( ) refers to Asia Order rank.

 

  • In the Financial Times’ (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2018 published in January 2018, NTU’s Nanyang Business School’s MBA overall rank moved up two places to 22nd position in the world.  The average weighted annual salary three years after graduation is US$132,288, with a salary increase of 125%.

 

  • In the Financial Times’ Global Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking published in October 2017, NTU’s Nanyang Business School’s EMBA was ranked 30th position in the world and 7th position in Asia.

 

  • In the global ranking of full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes published by The Economist (EIU) in October 2017, NTU’s business school has maintained the rank of top business school in Singapore for the 14th consecutive years.  NTU was ranked 78th position in the world and 2nd position in Asia.

 

  • In the 4th U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking 2018 results released in October 2017, NTU’s overall rank jumped up by 19 places to 55th position in the world and 2nd position in Asia. For the subject rankings, NTU had four subjects ranked in the top 10 in the world.  The four subjects were Materials Science (1st position in the world), Chemistry (2nd position in the world, 1st position in Asia and Singapore), Computer Science (3rd position in the world, 2nd position in Asia and 1st in Singapore) and Engineering (4th position in the world and 3rd position in Asia).

 

  • In the 9th QS Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in October 2017, NTU had risen from 18th position to 1st position in Asia with its Citations Per Paper (CPP) indicator rank rising from 84th position to 1st position since 2010.

 

  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2017/18 published in September 2017, NTU has moved up two places to 52nd position in the world and ranked 7th position in Asia.  NTU had moved up by 122 places, making it the fastest-rising young university in the world since 2010.

 

  • In the 15th Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 released in August 2017,  NTU overall ranking moved up 12 places to rank 111th position.  In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 results, NTU had five subjects ranked in Top 10 in the world.  NTU’s Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Energy Science were ranked 1st position in the world (1st in Asia), Telecommunication was ranked 3rd position in the world (3rd in Asia), Instruments Science & Technology was ranked 4th position in the world (4th in Asia) and Electrical & Electronic was ranked 6th position in the world (1st in Asia). 

 

  • In the 5th Nature Index published by Nature Publishing Group in 2017, NTU ranked 35th position in the world, 7th position in Asia and 1st position in Singapore.  NTU’s Chemistry ranked 17th position in the world.

 

  • In January 2017, NTU was ranked at the 5th most-cited university for engineering research output that was among the top nine universities globally in Engineering by Essential Science Indicators of Thomson Reuters.

 

  • In the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank rankings published by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) in January 2017, the NTU School's research centre, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) ranked 36th position for the Best University Affiliated Think Tanks in the world and ranked 8th position in Asia order rank.

 

  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) “The World’s Fastest Rising Young Universities” published in March 2015, NTU was ranked as number one with its meteoric rise of 108 places in the rankings in just four years.  THE had shortlisted 15 universities which are less than 50 years old from its top 200 World University Rankings and measured their rise since 2011.  NTU’s growing international reputation and its continued solid performance in terms of citations, teaching environment and research were the several key factors that led it to top spot.

 

  • In the QS Stars rating system, NTU has continued to achieve the highest rating of Five Stars Plus in 2015 since 2012.  12 universities are awarded this highest rating and only two of them are Asian institutions.  NTU had scored the maximum of five Stars each for all the categories, namely, Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Specialist Criteria: Social Sciences & Management.  The Specialist Criteria highlighted Social Sciences & Management to be also a dominant specialisation with many domestic and international accreditation in this field.

 

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