Singapore’s two leading universities—National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)—have taken the top two universities in Asia on the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings.
Maintaining its reign from last year, NUS earned perfect scores in almost every indicator, and only fell short in the areas of faculty-to-student ratio, international student ratio, number of faculty staff with a PhD and papers per faculty.
Despite this, its scores were still “a representation of how well rounded this top university really is,” QS said.
Just last month, NUS had also been named top in Asia on the US News and World Report Best Global Universities Rankings.
NTU was given a 5+ Stars QS rating
NTU, second only to NUS in Asia and tied with it for 11th place globally, was also given a 5+ Stars QS rating—the highest marks possible—based on indicators like research, employability, internationalisation, teaching and others.
NTU scored higher than NUS when it came to the faculty-to-student ratio (98.1) and in higher institutional research quality, scoring 100 in the category of citations per paper.
The QS rankings have been published yearly since 2009. The methodology relies on institutions scores on 11 indicators, with each indicator corresponding to a different weight-age for final score calculation.