NTU Rankings and Ratings

  • 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 9th QS World University Rankings (WUR) Top 50 Under 50 rankings published in July 2019, NTU continued to be ranked 1st position for six consecutive years among the world’s young (under 50 years) universities.

  • In the 4th ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019 published in June 2019, NTU’s Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and Energy Science & Engineering subjects continued to rank 1st position for 3 consecutive years.  Both its Telecommunication Engineering and Instruments Science & Technology were ranked 6th position while its Material Science had moved up 9 places to rank 10th position.  See table below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50:

  • Subject

    Subject rank

    SubjectSubject rank
    ​Nanoscience & Nanotechnology*​1 [1]​Transportation Science​14 [7]
    ​Energy Science*​1 [1]​Education*​14 [1]
    ​Telecommunication*​6 [6]​Chemical16 [8]
    ​Instruments Science & Technology*6 [6]​Communication*​20 [1]
    ​Materials Science*10 [1]​Marine/Ocean​21 [11]
    ​Electrical & Electronic*​12 [2]Library & Information Science*​24 [3]
    Civil*​12 [3]​Mechanical*​31 [12]
    ​Automation & Control*​13 [2]​Aerospace*​32 [10]
    ​Computer Science*​13 [2]​Biomedical​37 [16]
    ​Chemistry*13 [2]​
    ​ ​ ​Note: [  ] refers to Asian order rank.  * refers to No. 1 in Singapore

 

  • In the 8th Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in June 2019, NTU remained 3rd position in the world and 2nd position in Asian order rank.

  • 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 9th QS World University Rankings (WUR) by subject published in February 2019, NTU Engineering & Technology by Faculty area rankings was ranked 6th position in the world, while its Natural Sciences and Social Sciences were ranked 17th and 19th position in the world respectively.  NTU Arts & Humanities and Life Sciences & Medicine were ranked 10th position and 15th position in Asia respectively.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU’s Materials Science remained 3rd position in the world.  NTU’s Electrical & Electronic (6th), Communication & Media studies (8th), Chemistry (9th) and Civil & Structural (10th) were ranked in the top 10 globally. NTU was also ranked Top 20 in Asia for English Languages & Literature (5th), Earth & Marine Sciences (8th), Mathematics (11th), Politics & International Studies (11th),  Linguistics (11th), History (14th) ,Sociology (14th), Social Policy and Administration (15th), and Modern Languages (17th).   See table below for the NTU subjects that are ranked in the top 50 globally:

  • ​SubjectBroad subject rank 2019  
    Engineering & Technology*​6 [1]
    Natural Sciences 17 [4]
    ​Social Sciences19 [5]


     

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2019

    Subject

    Specific subject rank 2019

    Materials Science*

    3 [1]
     

    Accounting & Finance

    27 [4]

    Electrical & Electronic*

     6 [1]
     

     

    Business & Management  Studies

    27 [3] 

    Communication & Media Studies*

           8 [1]       

    Physics & Astronomy

    28 [6]

    Chemistry

    9 [2]

    Art & Design*

    30 [5]

    Civil & Structural

    10 [3]

    Hospitality & Leisure Management*

    31 [4]

    Mechanical Aeronautical & Manufacturing*

    11 [1]

    Statistics & Operational Research         

    36 [6]

    Chemical

     12 [3]
     

    Psychology

    40 [3]

    Computer Science & Information Systems

     12 [2]
     

    Biological Sciences

    43 [7] 

    Environmental Sciences

     14 [3]
     

    Economics & Econometrics

    47 [9] 

    Education*​14 [2]Sport-related Subjects​47 [8]
    ​Library & Information Management*​18 [1]

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

 

  • 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 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 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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