Eight NTU subjects in global top 10 in latest QS university rankings report

Eight subjects at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have ranked in the global top 10 in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

Out of NTU’s total of 38 subjects appearing in the QS subject rankings, the University improved its ranking in 23 of them.
Out of NTU’s total of 38 subjects appearing in the QS subject rankings, the University improved its ranking in 23 of them. The NTU Smart Campus is a living testbed of tomorrow's technologies set among one of the world's most beautiful university campuses. Photo courtesy: NTU Singapore

NTU has overtaken the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Materials Science, and now ranks first in the world for the subject.

With 25 subjects in the global 50, this is NTU’s best performance in the QS subject rankings. Thirteen of NTU’s disciplines are ranked among the world’s top 20. They are: Materials Science (1st), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (4th), Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (5th), Chemical Engineering (6th), Communication & Media Studies (6th), Civil & Structural Engineering (7th), Chemistry (8th), Education (9th), Computer Science & Information Systems (12th), Environmental Sciences (13th), Library & Information Management (18th), Business & Management Studies (20th) and Physics & Astronomy (20th).

In the Faculty rankings (broad subject areas), NTU’s Engineering & Technology is in fourth position, up by four places from last year. 

“The QS subject rankings clearly show that our faculty are leading contributors of cutting-edge research in many disciplines, especially in NTU’s established strengths across engineering, science, business, education, and the arts and social sciences that generate a steady flow of ideas to fuel Singapore's innovation system," an NTU spokesperson said.

“Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our professors continue to show immense dedication in educating our students and pursuing their world-class research, which has strengthened NTU’s global reputation,” he added.  

Out of NTU’s total of 38 subjects appearing in the QS subject rankings, the University improved its ranking in 23 of them.

NTU materials scientists turn old batteries into new ones with orange peel. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, NTU is ranked 1st globally in Materials Science. (Credit: NTU Singapore)
NTU materials scientists turn old batteries into new ones with orange peel. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, NTU is ranked first globally in Materials Science. Photo courtesy: NTU Singapore

“Nanyang Technological University can claim to be one of the world’s most-improved institutions over the past year. These improvements are based on NTU’s increasing research power: we have seen the number of NTU programmes scoring 90/100 or more for our research impact indicator increase from 9 to 10,” Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President at QS, said.

This year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject highlighted the world’s top universities in 51 subject areas. The rankings are based on four main indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and the H-index in the relevant subject.

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