Our University Rankings

  • In the 21st QS World University Rankings (WUR) published in June 2024, NTU was ranked 15th position in the world, up by 11 places from last year.
  • In the 13th Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in May 2024, NTU was ranked the world’s best young university for the second year running.
  • In the 12th Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings (AUR) published in April 2024, NTU was ranked at 4th position, up by 1 place.
  • In the 14th QS World University Rankings (WUR) by Subject published in April 2024, NTU’s Engineering & Technology was ranked 15th position in the world and 3rd position in Asian order rank.  Its Social Sciences & Management was ranked 29th position while its Natural Sciences was ranked 37th position.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU had a total of 10 subjects ranked among the top 10 in the world.  NTU's Communication & Media Studies and Materials Sciences were ranked 4th and 5th position respectively in the world.  It was followed by Library and Information Management (7th), Data Science (8th), Computer Science & Information System (9th), Civil & Structural (9th), Chemical (9th), Electrical & Electronic (10th), Chemistry (10th) and Education & Training (10th).  See tables below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50 globally:
QS WUR by Subject (Top 50)
Subject Broad Subject Rank
​Engineering & Technology ​15 (3)
​Social Sciences & Management ​29 (4)
​Natural Sciences ​37 (8)

Note: ( ) refers to Asian order rank.

QS WUR by Subject (Top 50)
Subject Specific Subject Rank
Communication & Media Studies 4 (1)*
Materials Science 5 (1)*
Library & Information Management 7 (1)*
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 8 (2)
Computer Science & Information Systems 9 (2)
Chemical  9 (2)
Civil & Structural 9 (3)
Electrical & Electronic 10 (2)
Chemistry  10 (2)
Education & Training 10 (2)*
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing 12 (2)
Environmental Sciences 14 (3)
Business & Management Studies 14 (2)
Marketing 14 (2)
Physics & Astronomy 20 (5)
Accounting & Finance 22 (3)
Linguistics 23 (4)
Statistics & Operational Research 27 (3)
Architecture & Built Environment 28 (7)
Psychology 28 (2)
Mathematics  28 (4)
Development Studies 28 (4)
Politics & International Studies 28 (2)
Art & Design 33 (5)
Hospitality & Leisure Management 34 (6)*
Biological Sciences 38 (5)
Sport-related Subjects 39 (4)
Economics & Econometrics 40 (6)
English Language and Literature 42 (5)
Geography 48 (8)
Pharmacy and Pharmacology 50 (6)

Note: (  ) refers to Asian order rank.    * refers to No. 1 in Singapore.

  • In the Financial Times’ (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2024 published in February 2024, NTU’s Nanyang Business School was ranked 32nd position.  The average weighted annual salary three years after graduation was US$158,111, with a salary percentage increase of 144%.
  • In the 9th THE World’s Most International Universities 2024 released in January 2024, NTU was ranked at 15th position in the world.
  • In the 15th QS Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in November 2023, NTU was ranked 4th position, up by 1 place.
  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2024 published in October 2023, NTU’s overall rank had jumped 4 places to 32nd position in the world and 5th position in Asian order rank.
  • In the QS full-time MBA ranking published in October 2023, Nanyang Business School’s  MBA ranked 34th position in the world and 3rd position in Asian order rank.
  • In the QS’s Global Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking published in July 2023, Nanyang Business School EMBA was ranked 23rd position and 5th position in Asia-Pacific order rank.
  • In the global ranking of full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) programmes published by The Economist (EIU) in January 2023, NTU’s Nanyang Business School had maintained the rank of top business school in Singapore for the 17th consecutive years.  NTU was ranked 54th position in the world and 2nd position in Asian order rank.
  • In the 1st QS International Trade rankings published in December 2022, Nanyang Business School’s Professional MBA (PMBA) was ranked 3rd position globally and 1st position in Asian order rank.
  • In the 9th U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022-23 published in October 2022.  NTU’s overall rank moved up 3 places to 30th position and maintained 3rd position in Asian order rank.  For subjects rankings, NTU had 5 subjects ranked No. 1 in the world and 12 subjects in Top 10.  See table below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in Top 50 globally:
U.S. News (Top 50)
Subject Subject Rank
Materials Science 1 (1) *
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 1 (1) *
Condensed Matter Physics 1 (1) *
Physical Chemistry 1 (1) *
Energy and Fuels 1 (1) *
Artificial Intelligence 2 (2) *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2 (2) *
Engineering 2 (2) *
Chemistry 3 (2) *
Chemical Engineering 6 (6) *
Computer Science 6 (2) *
Optics 10 (4) *
Civil Engineering 17 (15)
Polymer Science 22 (18)
Water Resources 24 (14)
Education and Educational Research 29 (6) *
Mechanical Engineering 29 (27) *

Note: ( ) refers to Asian order rank.    * refers to No. 1 in Singapore.

  • In the QS full-time MBA ranking published in October 2023, Nanyang Business School’s  MBA ranked 34th position in the world and 3rd position in Asian order rank.
  • 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 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 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.