Asian Universities Excel In 2015 QS World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore has been named Asia’s top university in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

AsianScientist (Apr. 29, 2015) – Universities in Asia have continued to excel, according to the 2015 rankings by the London-based education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS rankings are based on the expert opinion of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers informed the results, alongside the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

Singapore’s universities have continued to excel academically in this year’s rankings. National University of Singapore (NUS) emerged as the best-performing Asian university this year, coming top regionally in 21 subjects. NUS features in a total of 31 subjects, is placed in the top 50 universities globally in 30 subjects and the top ten universities in 11. Its engineering faculty has also excelled this year, with its Civil & Structural Engineering course ranked 3rd best in the world and Chemical Engineering 5th. The 3rd place ranking is an improvement of four places from last year’s position, where it was 7th.

The next best performer in Asia is The University of Tokyo, which leads regionally in five subjects. It also makes the top 50 globally in 29 subjects and the top ten in six.

The University of Hong Kong and Peking University are the third and fourth best performers in Asia, leading in two disciplines apiece and featuring in 33 and 31 tables respectively. Kyoto University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The Chinese University of Hong Kong attain top spot regionally in one subject each.

Singapore’s other universities have also achieved high rankings. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) continues to rise academically, featuring in 28 subjects, making the top 50 globally in 18 subjects and the top-ten in three. It also ranks the highest in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (7=).

Singapore Management University (SMU) now appears in eight subjects–three more than last year–and it makes the top 50 in Accounting and Finance and in the new Business and Management.


Source: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
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