Published on 05 Jun 2024

NTU Singapore in world’s top 15 in QS World University Rankings

NTU Singapore is ranked 15th in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

The QS rankings ranks universities worldwide through various performance indicators that measure research outcomes, graduate employability, global experience, learning quality and sustainability.

Contributing to NTU’s rise to 15th position this year is a jump of 110 places in its sustainability indicator to 50th in the world. This indicator measures not only its sustainability practices but also its impact on global sustainability through education, research and partnerships.

NTU also improved its score in employer reputation, as it continues to nurture job-ready graduates and commit to a high standard of education for its students. The university performed well in academic reputation, maintaining its stature as a leading higher education institution amongst academics.

NTU President Professor Ho Teck Hua said: “To be ranked in the top 15 shows that despite being a young university, NTU is internationally competitive. We are elated to see that the university has improved in four dimensions, namely employer reputation, employment outcome, sustainability, and international research network.

“It is particularly gratifying to see NTU’s improvement in the sustainability indicator. It recognises our ongoing commitment to sustainability efforts as a campus with eight zero-energy buildings and 100 per cent Green Mark Platinum certification for all eligible building projects. It also highlights the impact we have on global sustainability through education, research and partnerships.”

QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter said: “NTU’s progression back into the world's top 15 universities is an admirable achievement and reinforces the Singaporean higher-education sector as the world's most concentrated centre of learning excellence. NTU’s continuously flourishing international reputation, particularly among employers, is a testament to its academic prowess and the work readiness of its graduates, who go on to have a great impact in their chosen careers.”

In a separate ranking by Times Higher Education announced in May, NTU was ranked the world’s best young university for the second year running. 

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