NTU beats NUS in university ranking - again

Doris Richards
October 18, 2017

Mumbai: First the good news.

Adding another feather to its cap, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has emerged as Asia's top university in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings.

In fact, UM is ranked 24th among Asian universities, rising a further three spots from 27th a year ago.

Mr Ben Sowter, research director at QS, said this year's ranking "is a result of the region's universities continually striving to become competitive, forward-thinking, and internationally attractive".

Locally, other than IIT-B, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras figure on the list of Asia's Top 50 universities.


Shanghai's Fudan University was the only school in this year's regional rankings to vault over one of the institutions from last year's top 10.

In the ranking report released on Monday, IIT-Bombay held the 34th rank, IIT-Delhi held the 41st and IIT-Madras held the 48th position.

Among the six Korean universities in the top 20, KAIST and Sungkyunkwan were the only ones to see their rankings rise this year. "This is a reflection of the excellent work being done by the faculty and students of the institute".

Announced today, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was ranked Asia's top university after rising two spots from past year, while the National University of Singapore (NUS) vacated its first place and dropped to second on the London-based education consultancy's list. It is ranked number one in India, with an overall score of 75.7 out of 100.

NTU also achieved a flawless score for the quality-research indicator as well as for the proportion of worldwide students, while NUS achieved the top score for its reputation among the academic community. Among these 10 parameters, employer reputation of IIT-B was the strongest at 21 globally.

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