NTU Rankings and Ratings

  • In the 10th QS World University Rankings (WUR) Top 50 Under 50 rankings published in June 2020, NTU continued to be ranked 1st position for seven consecutive years among the world’s young (under 50 years) universities

  • In the 9th Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in June 2020, NTU’s overall rank moved up by one place to 2nd position in the world.

  • In the 5th ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2020 published in June 2020, NTU’s Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Energy Science & Engineering subjects continued to rank 1st position for four consecutive years.  NTU had 10 subjects ranked in Top 10, up from 5 subjects in 2019.  See table below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50:

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    Subject

    Subject rank

    SubjectSubject rank
    ​Nanoscience & Nanotechnology​1 [1]*Civil​12 [4]*
    ​Energy Science​1 [1]*Chemical​16 [8]
    ​Telecommunication​6 [6]*​Marine/Ocean23 [9]
    ​Instruments Science & Technology6 [6]*​Mechanical​34[14]*
    Material  Science8 [1]*Biomedical​35 [15]
    ​Computer Science​8 [2]*Aerospace​37 [10]*
    Automation & Control​9 [2]*Library & Information Science41 [6]
    ​Communication​9 [1]*​Finance42 [4]
    ​Chemistry​10 [1]*​Management​46 [7]
    ​Transportation Science10 [9]​*​Education48 [3]*​
    ​Electrical & Electronic11(2)*​
    ​ ​ ​Note: [  ] refers to Asian order rank.  * refers to No. 1 in Singapore

 

  • In the 10th QS World University Rankings (WUR) by subject published in March 2020, NTU’s Engineering & Technology was ranked 8th position in the world and first in Asia.  Its Social Sciences & Management was ranked 19th while Natural Sciences was ranked 23rd position.  Its Arts & Humanities and Life Sciences & Medicine were ranked 9th and 16th position in Asia respectively.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU’s Materials Science remained 3rd position globally for the third consecutive year.  Its Electrical & Electronic (6th), Communication & Media studies (7th), Chemistry (9th), Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (11th), Chemical (11th), Civil & Structural (12th), Environmental Sciences (12th), Library & Information Management (14th) were ranked in the top 15 globally.  See tables below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50 globally:

  • Subject (Top 50)Broad subject rank 2020
    Engineering & Technology8 [1]*
    Social Sciences & Management19 [5]
    ​Natural Sciences23 [4]
    ​ ​Note: [  ] refers to Asian order rank.  * refers to No. 1 in Singapore

 

  • Subject (Top 50)

    Specific subject rank 2020

    Subject (Top 50)

    Specific subject rank 2020

    Materials Science

    3 [1]*
     

    Business & Management Studies

    24 [3]

    Electrical & Electronic

     6 [1]*
     

     

    31 [6] 

    Communication & Media Studies

           7 [1]*       

    Accounting & Finance

    34 [7]

    Chemistry

    9 [1]*

    Sport-related Subjects

    35 [5]*

    Mechanical Aeronautical & Manufacturing

    11 [1]*

    Psychology

    37 [3]

    Chemical

     11 [2]
     

    Art & Design

    37 [6]

    Civil & Structural

     12 [3]
     

    Biological Sciences

    40 [7] 

    Environmental Sciences

     12 [2]*
     

    Hospitality & Leisure Management

    42 [8]* 

    ​Library & Information Management​14 [1]*Statistics & Operational Research​43 [8]
    Computer Science & Information Systems​16 [3]​Mathematics​49 [12]
    Education16 [2]*​​Linguistics​50 [10]

    Note: [  ] refers to Asian order rank.  * refers to No. 1 in Singapore

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  • In the 11th QS Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in November 2019, NTU's overall rank moved up one place to 2nd position. Its research impact indicator, normalised citations per paper was ranked 1st position for the 4th consecutive year.

 

  • In the 6th U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020 published in October 2019, NTU’s overall rank moved up six places to 43rd position in the world and ranked 3rd position in Asian order rank.  See table below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 5 in the world:

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    ​SubjectSubject rank
    Materials Science*​1 [1]
    Computer Science*2 [1]
    ​Chemistry*4 [1]
    ​Electrical & Electronic*4 [3]​
    Engineering​5 [3]

     ​​Note: [  ] refers to Asian order rank.  * refers to No. 1 in Singapore 

 

  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2019/20 published in September 2019, NTU climbed three places to 48th position in the world, its highest ever rank.  NTU improved its scores in teaching and research, as its academic reputation in both areas continued to be on the uptrend.  Its Citation per Paper indicator continued to be ranked top in Singapore.  NTU had moved up by 126 places, making it the fastest-rising young university in the world since 2010.

  • In the 17th ShanghaiRankings’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019 released in August 2019,  NTU’s overall rank moved up 23 places to 73rd position in the world and was ranked 7th position in Asia.  NTU had jumped up by 117 places over the last 4 years.  Its Highly Cited Researchers (HiCi) indicator score had jumped up 19 places to be ranked 16th position in the world and was ranked 1st position in Asia.

  • In the 16th QS World University Rankings (WUR) published in June 2019, NTU’s overall rank had moved up one place to 11th position to jointly share with NUS.  Both universities from Singapore were ranked the highest in Asia Pacific. NTU continued to be the only young university below 50 years old to be ranked in Top 20 globally. NTU continued to be ranked 1st position in Singapore in normalized citations per faculty.

  • In the 7th Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in May 2019, NTU ranked 6th position in Asia.  NTU continued to be ranked 1st position in Singapore in research citations per paper since 2014.  

  • In the 3rd Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings (APAC) released in February 2019, NTU ranked 7th position in Asia-Pacific region.  NTU’s research Citations per Paper (CPP) and Industry Income indicator continued to be the top in Singapore. 

 

  • 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 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 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 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 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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