In the 5th U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2019 published in October 2018, NTU’s overall rank moved up six places to 49th position in the world and ranked 2nd position in Asia order rank. For the subject rankings, NTU had four subjects ranked in the world Top 5. NTU’s Materials Science continued to be ranked 1st position in the world for the second consecutive year. Its Chemistry was ranked 2nd position (1st position in Asia order rank) and its Computer Science was ranked 2nd position in the world (2nd position in Asia order rank) with Engineering ranked 5th position (3rd position in Asia order rank). NTU’s Materials Science, Chemistry and Computer Science continued to be ranked top in Singapore.
In the 10th QS Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in October 2018, NTU was ranked 3rd position. Its research impact indicator, normalised citations per paper was ranked 1st position for the third consecutive year.
In the Financial Times’ Global Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking published in October 2018, Nanyang Business School jumped up 12 places to 18th position in rank. It also ranked 2nd position in Asia and 1st position in Singapore for programmes offered by a single university. The average annual salary of Nanyang EMBA alumni increased from about US$250,000 last year to US$270,000 this year. The average annual salary of alumni over three years after graduation had a 51 per cent increase compared to the 35 per cent increase in 2017. In terms of career progress, it rose 9 places to 16th position globally and ranked first among local business schools.
In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2018/19 published in September 2018, NTU has moved up one place to 51st position in the world and ranked 7th position in Asia order rank. It’s Citation per Paper indicator and Industry Income indicator continued to rank top in Singapore. NTU has moved up by 123 places, making it the fastest-rising young university in the world since 2010.
In the 3rd ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2018 published in July 2018, NTU’s Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Energy Science subjects continued to be ranked 1st position in the world for the second consecutive years. Its Telecommunication Engineering retained its 3rd position while its Instruments Science & Technology and Computer Science were ranked 5th and 9th position respectively in the world. See table below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50:
Subject rank 2018↓
|Subject||Subject rank 2018↓|
|Nanoscience & Nanotechnology||1 (1)||Material Science||19 (2)|
|Energy Science||1 (1)||Transportation Science||19 (8)|
|Telecommunication||3 (3)||Communication||24 (1)|
|Instruments Science & Technology||5 (5)||Library & Information Science||25 (2)|
|Computer Science||9 (2)||Mechanical||27 (11)|
|Chemistry||12 (2)||Marine/Ocean||27 (12)|
|Electrical & Electronic||12 (1)||Aerospace||34 (9)|
|Automation & Control||14 (2)||Education||37 (1)|
|Chemical||14 (6)||Finance||49 (7)|
In the 2nd Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings (APAC) released in June 2018, NTU ranked 6th position in Asia-Pacific region jointly shared with HKUST. NTU’s research Citations per Paper (CPP), International Outlook and Industry Income indicator rank were ranked 1st position in Singapore.
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:
|Subject||Broad subject rank 2018 |
|Engineering & Technology||5 (1)|
|Natural Sciences ||19 (6)|
|Social Sciences||29 (8)|
Specific subject rank 2018↓
Specific subject rank 2018↓
Civil & Structural
Hospitality & Leisure Management
Accounting & Finance
Communication & Media
Physics & Astronomy
Business & Management Studies
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Art & Design
Computer Science & Information Systems
Statistics & Operational Research
Note: ( ) refers to Asia Order rank.