NUS enters top 10 in QS World University rankings, first university from Asia to do so

NUS is now ranked eighth, while NTU is in 26th place.

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Published: 28 June 2023, 3:40 PM

The National University of Singapore (NUS) made history by breaking into the top 10 of the latest QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday (Jun 28). 

NUS ranked eighth, improving three spots from last year’s rankings, when they were ranked 11th. 

The Singapore university is also the first Asian university to be placed in the top 10. They are also the top-ranked Asian university once more. 

The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

The Nanyang Technological University was ranked joint 26th, dropping seven spots from last year’s rankings. It is also ranked joint-fourth best university in Asia, alongside The University of Hong Kong, and behind China’s Peking University (17th) and Tsinghua University (25th).

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Management University (SMU) were ranked 429th and 545th respectively, while the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) were not ranked. 

The 2024 QS World University Rankings featured 1500 institutions across 104 locations, drawing results based on the analysis of 17.5 million academic papers and the expert opinions of over 240,000 academic faculty and employers. 

The rankings are also decided through the implementation of QS’s largest-ever methodological enhancement which includes three new metrics: Sustainability, Employment Outcomes and International Research Network. 

The United States’ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the 2024 rankings for the 12th time in a row. The United Kingdom’s University of Cambridge came in second place while the University of Oxford finished in third.

Other universities that made into the top 10 rankings include, in order from fourth to 10th, Harvard University, Stanford University, the Imperial College London, ETH Zurich, UCL and the University of California, Berkeley.

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