NUS, NTU among top 5 in QS Asia University Rankings 2023

NUS lost its four-year streak in the top spot, while NTU slipped from third to fifth place in Asia university rankings.

Fitri Mahad

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Published: 9 November 2022, 3:32 PM

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) remain the top five universities in Asia, according to an annual ranking of academic institutions for 2023. 

These rankings were provided by ​​Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), which provides “services, analytics and insights to the global higher education sector”. 

The first spot was given to Peking University, located in Beijing, which broke NUS’ four year streak in first place since 2019. NUS is now ranked second.

NTU, which tied in third with the University of Hong Kong last year, moved down to rank fifth. 

The Singapore Management University (SMU) tied in 117th place with Konkuk University in Seoul. 

The other three local universities in Singapore – Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design – were not ranked.

This year’s rankings featured 760 Asian universities. The universities are given an overall score and judged on criteria such as academic and employer reputation, number of staff holding a PHD, and the percentage of international students. 

This year, NUS had an overall score of 97.4 compared to 100 in the previous year. NTU scored 96.7 as opposed to 98.7 in the previous year.

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