Nanyang Technological University

NTU Rankings and Ratings

  • 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 7th QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2017 Top 50 Under 50 ranking published in July 2017, NTU continued to be ranked 1st position for fourth consecutive year among the world’s young (under 50 years) universities.

  • In the 14th QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2017 published in June 2017, NTU moved up two places to be ranked 11th position in the world and 1st position in Asia.  NTU made improvements across four of the six metrics that QS uses to rank universities and made the biggest gains in employer reputation and citations per faculty. For normalized Citations per Faculty, NTU ranked 1st position in Singapore.

  • In the 5th THE Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in March 2017, NTU ranked 4th position in Asia.  The 4th position was higher than the 7th position in THE WUR 2016 Asia order rank, which was released in September 2016.  NTU research citations per paper indicator rank continued to be the leader in Singapore since 2014.

  • In the 7th QS World University Rankings by subject published in March 2017, NTU Engineering & Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences by Faculty area rankings were ranked 4th, 17th and 22nd position in the world respectively.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU has two subjects ranked in the global top 10: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (6th in the world and 1st in Asia) and Materials Science (7th in the world and 1st in Asia). See table below for the remaining NTU subjects that are ranked in the top 50:

    No

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2017

    No

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2017

    1

    Electrical & Electronic

    6
    (1)

    11

    Environmental Sciences

    23
    (3)

    2

    Materials Science

    7
    (1)

    12

    Hospitality & Leisure Management

    25
    (3)

    3

    Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing

    11
    (3)

    13

    Statistics & Operational Research

    32
    (6)

    4

    Communication & Media

    14
    (2)

    14

    Business & Management Studies

    36
    (5)

    5

    Chemistry

    16
    (5)

    15

    Art & Design

    40
    (7)

    6

    Chemical

    17
    (7)

    16

    Mathematics

    43
    (9)

    7

    Education

    18
    (3)

    17

    Linguistics

    44
    (10)

    8

    Computer Science & Information Systems

    20
    (6)

    18

    Biological Sciences

    44
    (5)

    9

    Accounting & Finance

    21
    (3)

    19

    Physics & Astronomy

    47
    (12)

    10

    Civil & Structural

    22
    (8)

     

     

     

    Note: ( ) refers to Asia Order rank.

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  • In the Financial Times’ (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2017 published in January 2017, NTU’s Nanyang Business School’s MBA was in joint 24th position with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, up from 29th last year.  For the Asia-Pacific alone, NTU’s Nanyang MBA rank moved up three places to 3rd position.  The average weighted annual salary three years after graduation is US$126,000, up from US$119,000 in the previous year. In terms of offering good value for money, NTU’s Nanyang MBA came in 26th from 38th position globally.

  • In the Financial Times’ Global Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking published in October 2016, NTU’s Nanyang Business School’s EMBA was ranked 18th position in the world and 6th position in Asia.

  • In the global ranking of full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes published by The Economist (EIU) in October 2016, NTU’s business school has maintained the rank of top business school in Singapore for the 13th consecutive years.  NTU was ranked 69th position in the world and 2nd position in Asia.

  • In the 14th Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016 released in August 2016, NTU overall ranking moved up 67 places to rank 123rd position.  In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 results on Engineering, NTU had six subjects ranked in Top 50 in the world. NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering was ranked 4th position in the world (1st in Asia), Energy Science & Engineering was ranked 5th position in the world (3rd in Asia), Materials Science & Engineering was ranked 10th position in the world (1st in Asia), Mechanical Engineering was ranked 16th position in the world (2nd in Asia), Civil Engineering was ranked 23rd position in the world (8th in Asia) and Chemical Engineering was ranked 32nd in the world (10th in Asia).

  • In the 3rd Nature Index published by Nature Publishing Group in April 2016, NTU jumped three places from 40th to 37th position in the world, 8th in Asia and 1st in Singapore.  NTU also ranked 8th position in the world in Chemistry research. 

  • In the 5th Times Higher Education’s Top 150 Under 50 rankings released in April 2016, NTU jumped three places from 5th to 2nd position in the world and became Asia’s top young university.  This latest result reflected the talent and dedication of its faculty, the quality of its students, the growing global impact of its research and the strong support of its alumni and industry partners. 

  • In the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank rankings published by University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTCSP) in January 2016, the NTU School's research centre, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS), continued to be ranked in the top 30s for the Best University Affiliated Think Tanks in the world and ranked top 10 in Asia since 2010.

  • 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 January 2014, NTU is ranked as the 6th most-cited university with its research output ranked among the top six universities globally in Engineering by Essential Science Indicators of Thomson Reuters.

  • NTU's accounting research has moved up from 7th position to No. 5 in the world and remained No. 1 in Asia, in the Brigham Young University (BYU) Accounting Research Rankings released in April 2013.  Our professors, Professor Tan Hun Tong retained his standing as the world's top accounting researcher for the third year running.  Professor Clive Lennox is ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in Asia.  BYU rankings reaffirmed the position of NTU’s Nanyang Business School (NBS) as Singapore's premier business school. 

  • In the QS Stars rating system, NTU has been awarded the highest rating of Five Stars Plus in 2012, up from Five Stars in 2011, for excellence across all the eight key areas.  Only 7 universities are awarded this highest rating in 2012 and NTU is the first Asian institution to get this recognition.  It scored the maximum of five Stars each for all the key areas, namely, research quality, graduate employability, teaching quality, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation and knowledge transfer, third mission (community engagement) and specialist strength for Engineering & Technology. 

 

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