Published on 14 May 2024

NTU tops list of world’s best young universities

NTU Singapore has topped this year’s Times Higher Education Young University Rankings again, maintaining its first position from last year.

NTU is the only Singapore university in the rankings which lists the world’s best universities aged 50 years old and younger.

The University’s strong performance was driven by its strengths in teaching and research environment, which take into account NTU’s learning environment and its research volume and institutional reputation. NTU also excelled in its international outlook, industry income and patents, and quality of research, an indicator looking at citation impact, research strength and research influence.

NTU President Professor Ho Teck Hua said: “As a young institution, we have been able to move quickly and make bold decisions to push the frontiers of research and education. NTU’s retention of the top spot in this year’s Times Higher Education Young University Rankings reflects the talent and success of our faculty and students, and our commitment to teaching and research excellence.”

This year’s Times Higher Education Young University Rankings ranked a total of 673 universities from 79 countries and regions. It uses the same methodology as Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, which assesses institutions on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The weightings are recalibrated to reflect the profile of missions of young universities.

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