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Singapore Universities Best In Asia: QS World University Rankings

6/7/2018 2:55:29 PM
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National University of Singapore (NUS) is Asia’s top university and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) the second best in Asia, according to the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

NUS is 11th and NTU 12th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, released on June 7. NTU was the top Asian university, ranked 11th, and NUS, the second best, ranked 15th in 2018.

Topping the 2019 global rankings are four American universities, with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) first, Stanford second, Harvard third and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fourth, same as in 2018. Oxford is fifth, up one place, and Cambridge sixth, down one. Also in the top 10 are ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, seventh, Imperial College of London, eighth, University of Chicago, ninth, and University College London (UCL), 10th.

Rank

Name

Country

Score

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

100

2

Stanford University

USA

98.6

3

Harvard University

USA

98.5

4

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

USA

97.2

5

University of Oxford

UK

96.8

6

University of Cambridge

UK

95.6

7

ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Switzerland

95.3

8

Imperial College London

UK

93.3

9

University of Chicago

USA

93.2

10

University College London (UCL)

UK

92.9

11

National University of Singapore

Singapore

92

12

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore

91.3

13

Princeton

USA

90.9

14

Cornell

USA

90.5

15

Yale

USA

89.6

16

Columbia University

USA

88.5

17

Tsinghua Univesity

China

87.2

18

The University of Edinburgh

UK

86.9

19

University of Pennsylvania

USA

86.5

20

University of Michigan

USA

86.4

21

Johns Hopkins University

USA

85.9

22

EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Switzerland

85.8

23

University of Tokyo

Japan

85.3

24

Australian National University

Australia

84.4

25

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

84.3

 

Trailing NUS and NTU in the top 25 are Princeton, 13th, Cornell, 14th, Yale, 15th, Columbia, 16th, Tsinghua University, 17th, Edinburgh, 18th, University of Pennsylvania, 19th, and University of Michigan, 20th, Johns Hopkins, 21st, EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 22nd, University of Tokyo 23rd, Australian National University 24th and University of Hong Kong, 25th.

 

How the universities are ranked

The rankings are based on academic reputation, which counts for 40 per cent of each university’s total score, employer reputation (10 per cent), faculty/student ratio (20 per cent), citations per faculty (20 per cent), international faculty ratio (5 per cent) and international student ratio (5 per cent).

A university’s academic reputation is assessed by a survey of 80,000 people in higher education. Employer reputation reflects the opinions of 40,000 employers who are asked to identify the institutions from which they source the most competent graduates.  The number of citations received by the papers produced by each university are considered in the citations per faculty category. The three other categories – faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio – reflect the composition of each university, how many students and teachers they have and where they come from.

NUS scored 72.8 and NTU 87.5 in citations per faculty. Both NUS and NTU scored 100 each in international faculty and more than 90 each in academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio in 2018. NUS, in fact, returned a near perfect score – over 99 but less than 100 -- in academic reputation and employer reputation. In the international student category, both NUS and NTU scored more than 80 in 2018. NUS’ overall score was 92 and NTU’s 91.7, helping them rank 11th and 12th overall in the world university rankings, above the likes of Princeton and Cornell, which despite returning near perfect scores for citations per faculty (100 for Princeton and 95.9 for Cornell), academic reputation (99.9 for Princeton, 98.7 for Cornell) and employer reputation (96.7 for Princeton, 90.5 for Cornell), did less well in categories such as international faculty and international students.

 

 

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