Our University Rankings

  • In the 13th QS World University Rankings (WUR) by Subject published in March 2023, NTU’s Engineering & Technology was ranked 14th position in the world and 2nd position in Asian order rank.  Its Social Sciences and Management was ranked 35th position while its Natural Sciences was ranked 46th position.  For specific subjects ranking, NTU had a total of five subjects ranked among the top ten in the world.  NTU's Materials Science and Communication & Media Studies were ranked 6th position globally.  It was followed by Electrical & Electronic (9th), Civil & Structural (9th) and Chemical (10th).  See tables below for the NTU subjects that were ranked in the top 50 globally:
 QS WUR by Subject (Top 50)
​Broad SubjectRank
​Engineering & Technology
1​4 (2)*
​Social Sciences & Management​35 (7)
Natural Sciences​46 (7)
Note: (  ) refers to Asian order rank.  *refers to No. 1 in Singapore.

 QS WUR by Subject (Top 50)
​Specific SubjectRank
​Materials Science
​6 (1)*
Communication & Media Studies
​6 (1)*
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
​9 (1)*
Civil & Structural Engineering ​9 (2)*
Chemical Engineering
10 (2)
​Chemistry11 (2)*
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
11 (1)*
​Computer Science & Information Systems11 (2)
Education11 (2)*
Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (New)12 (2)
Environmental Sciences15 (3)
Marketing (New)16 (2)
Library & Information Management19 (2)*
Business & Management Studies21 (2)
Accounting & Finance21 (2)
Physics & Astronomy22 (4)
Hospitality & Leisure Management26 (5)*
29 (5)
Psychology32 (2)
Politics & International Studies35 (2)
Linguistics35 (8)
Sport-related Subjects 36 (3)*
Architecture / Built Environment36 (9)
Statistics & Operational Research38 (5)
Art & Design39 (8)
Biological Sciences44 (6)
Economics & Econometrics49 (8)
Note: (  ) refers to Asian order rank.  *refers to No. 1 in Singapore.


  • In the Financial Times’ (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2023 published in February 2023, NTU’s Nanyang Business School was ranked 38th position.  The average weighted annual salary three years after graduation was US$150,145, with a salary percentage increase of 125%.
  • In the 8th THE World’s Most International Universities 2023 released in January 2023, NTU maintained its rank at 12th position.
  • In the Academic Institution Nature Index published by Nature Publishing Group in 2023, NTU was ranked 41st position in globally.  Its Physical Sciences and Chemistry were ranked 18th and 21st position respectively in the world.
  • 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 14th QS Asian University Rankings (AUR) released in November 2022, NTU was ranked 5th position.  Its normalised citations per paper indicator to be continued to rank 1st position in Singapore.
  • 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)
​Materials Science
​1 (1)*
​Nanoscience & Nanotechnology​1 (1)*
Condensed Matter Physics
​1 (1)*
Physical Chemistry​1 (1)*
Energy and Fuels​1 (1)*
​Artificial Intelligence2 (2)*
Electrical & Electronic Engineering2 (2)*
Engineering2 (2)*
​Chemistry3 (2)*
Chemical Engineering6 (6)*
Computer Science6 (2)*
Optics10 (4)*
Civil Engineering17 (15)
Polymer Science22 (18)
Water Resources24 (14)
Education and Educational Research29 (6)*
Mechanical Engineering29 (27)*
Note: (  ) refers to Asian order rank.  *refers to No. 1 in Singapore.

  • In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2022-23 published in October 2022, NTU’s overall rank had jumped 10 places to 36th position in the world and had climbed 138 places over the past 12 years.
  • In the 20th ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022 released in August 2022, NTU was ranked 88th position in the world.  Its Highly Cited Researchers (HiCi) indicator score was ranked 21st position in the world, 2nd position in Asian order rank and continued to rank top in Singapore.
  • In the 7th ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2022 published in July 2022, NTU had 9 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:
ShanghaiRanking's GRAS (Top 50)
​Specific SubjectRank
​Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
​2 (2)*
​Energy Science​3 (2)*
Automation & Control​5 (2)*
Communication​6 (1)*
Mechanical Engineering7 (4)*
​Computer Science & Engineering8 (2)*
Electrical & Electronic Engineering8 (2)*
​Materials Science & Engineering8 (1)*
Instruments Sciences & Technology10 (10)*
Chemistry12 (3)*
Civil Engineering13 (5)*
Telecommunication Engineering15 (7)
Transportation Science & Technology15 (9)
Chemical Engineering19 (11)
Biomedical Engineering23 (14)
Marine/Ocean Engineering33 (17)
Mining & Mineral Engineering34 (19)*
Metallurgical Engineering41 (20)*
Library & Information Science41 (8)
Education42 (3)*
Finance47 (5)
Management49 (9)
Aerospace Engineering50 (16)
Note: (  ) refers to Asian order rank.  *refers to No. 1 in Singapore.


  • In the 19th QS World University Rankings (WUR) published in June 2022, NTU was ranked 19th position globally and continued to be the only Young university ranked in Top 20 since 2015.  It continued to be ranked 1st position in Singapore in Normalised Citations per Faculty.
  • In the QS’s Global Executive MBA (EMBA) ranking published in June 2022, Nanyang Business School EMBA was ranked 21st position and 4th position in Asia-Pacific order rank.
  • In the 11th Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings released in February 2022, NTU was ranked 2nd position in the world and 1st position in Asian order rank.
      • In the Financial Times (FT) Global Ranking 2022 published in February 2022, NTU’s Nanyang Business School was ranked 39th position. The average weighted annual salary there years after graduation was US$133,948 with a salary percentage increase of 123%.
      • 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.