Published on 27 Oct 2021

NTU climbs to 33rd place, ranks world No.1 in four subjects by US News & World Report

In the latest US News & World Report’s global university rankings, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) climbed 5 spots to 33rd place and was ranked among the global top 10 for 11 subject areas, including 4 subjects at No.1.

NTU is ranked first globally for 4 subjects: Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter Physics and Physical Chemistry. The University debuted at No.1 for Condensed Matter Physics and Physical Chemistry that were newly introduced this year. NTU’s Materials Science and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology retained the top spot for the fifth and second consecutive year respectively.

In addition, NTU is placed in the global top 10 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2nd), Energy & Fuels (2nd), Engineering (2nd), Chemistry (3rd), Computer Science (4th), Chemical Engineering (5th) and Optics (9th), a new subject added to the rankings this year. 

Other NTU subjects that did well include Civil Engineering (12th), Polymer Science (16th), Mechanical Engineering (27th), Environment/Ecology (54th), Arts and Humanities (88th), Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology (82nd), Microbiology (83rd), and Physics (86th).

NTU’s strong international and regional research reputation contributed to its improvement in the rankings. The University has risen 92 places since the US News & World Report rankings began in 2014.

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