NUS is top Asian university: QS rankings

National University of Singapore has pulled ahead of its rivals to take the top spot in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Universities Ranking: Asia survey.

The university had been tied for second place with the University of Hong Kong in last year’s rankings.
NUS’ top ranking comes five years after it was ranked 10th in the rankings’ inaugural publication in 2009.

Another local university, Nanyang Technological University placed seventh in this year’s list, three positions higher than its 10th-placed ranking in 2103.

Other top institutions in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China rounded off the Top 10 list.

In a statement, NUS president Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said: “This is a strong affirmation of our distinctive education and excellent research, and a testament to the high quality work by our talented team of faculty, staff and students.”

NTU president Professor Bertil Andersson said, “Despite being a young university, NTU has, in recent years, made a name for itself by ramping up research and partnering top academic and research institutions and industry leaders worldwide to provide our students with a high quality and industry-relevant education.”