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​NTU Ranked 5th in the World for Engineering

Published on: 01-Nov-2018

NTU College of Engineering (CoE) is ranked 5th in the world and 3rd in Asia for Engineering in the latest US News & World Report Global Universities Rankings. NTU CoE scored well in indicators such as the “number of engineering publications”, “number of engineering citations” and “number of engineering publications that are among the 10 percent most cited”, where it is ranked No. 1 in Singapore.

NTU CoE also performed exceptionally well in Materials Science, topping the global table and ranked ahead of some of the world’s top universities, including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford and University of California, Berkeley. This is the second consecutive year that our Materials Science is placed No. 1 in the world. Our Computer Science has also moved up the ranks and is placed No. 2 in the world and 1st in Singapore.

In addition, NTU has also moved up 6 spots to 49th place in the overall Best Global Universities rankings. Its overall rank improvement was contributed by its strong global research reputation and percentage of total publications with international collaboration that jumped 14 places and 20 places respectively.

NTU President, Professor Subra Suresh, said, "My colleagues and I are committed to the goal of elevating NTU as a great global university. However, our pursuit of excellence is not just measured by rankings as they don’t always fully convey our strong push for excellence in research, education and innovation not reflected in quantitative metrics."

“The latest ranking by the US News & World Report places NTU near the very top among the world’s best universities in the key areas shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This augurs well for the NTU Smart Campus which is a living testbed for advanced technologies and innovation that will benefit Singapore and the world.”

Published annually, the US News & World Report rankings are based on 13 indicators that measure their academic research performance and their global and regional reputations. Now into its fifth year, the rankings evaluated 1,250 schools across 75 countries to provide a comprehensive assessment of research universities around the world.

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