Published on 04 Mar 2021

Eight NTU subjects in global top 10

NTU ranked no 1 globally in Materials Science

NTU Singapore ranks 1st in the world for Materials Science, overtaking Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This is according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

NTU has 8 subject areas ranked in the global top 10, and 25 subjects in the global 50, making it the University’s best performance in the QS subject rankings. The ranking results demonstrate NTU’s strength and global competitiveness across multiple disciplines.

Thirteen of NTU’s disciplines are ranked among the world’s top 20. They are: Materials Science (1st), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (4th), Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (5th), Chemical Engineering (6th), Communication & Media Studies (6th), Civil & Structural Engineering (7th), Chemistry (8th), Education (9th), Computer Science & Information Systems (12th), Environmental Sciences (13th), Library & Information Management (18th), Business & Management Studies (20th) and Physics & Astronomy (20th).

In the Faculty rankings (broad subject areas), NTU’s Engineering & Technology is in 4th position, climbing four places from last year. NTU also improved its top 20 positions for Natural Sciences (14th) and Social Sciences & Management (17th). NTU’s Arts & Humanities jumped 20 places to 41st position, while NTU’s Life Sciences & Medicines made the biggest leap of 25 places from 144th position to 119th.


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