Times Higher Education positions NUS and NTU among Asia’s top 10 universities

The NUS maintained its second position, whereas NTU gained one position higher in comparison to last year. However, as per the THE’s 100 Under 50 Rankings, which is ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 year old, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) stands fifth, which provides glimpse of rising stars with great potentials.

The methodology used in 100 Under 50 Rankings has been calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation.

Also, in the THE’s World University Rankings 2015, NUS came 25th and NTU 61st. The World University Ranking, register the best global universities and judge them based on their core missions- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2015 are also based on the same criteria as the World University Ranking, powered by Thompson Reuters and they are judged on their core missions.

The ranking system also employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leader, industry and governments.

The Singapore Management University, Singapore Institute of Technology, and Singapore University of Technology and Design do not appear on the rankings. However, according to THE, universities are excluded from the Asia University Rankings if they do not teach undergraduates or if their research output amounted to be fewer than 1,000 article between 2008 and 2012.

However in some exceptional cases, institutions below the 200-paper threshold are included if they have a particular focus on discipline with generally low publication volumes, like engineering or the arts.

To calculate the overall score, each data point is given a score based on its distance from the mean average of the entire datasheet.

  1. Teaching (the learning environment): 30 percent
  2. Research (volume, income and reputation):30 percent
  3. Citations (research influence): 30 percent
  4. International Outlook (staff, students and research): 7.5 percent
  5. Industry income (Innovation): 2.5 percent

Also according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian universities ranking report, NUS holds the top place, whereas NTU was at fourth.

The advancement and healthy changes in Education policies by the government of Singapore evidently demonstrate that the young generations of Singapore are driven towards excellence and innovation to foster talent and to develop tactical partnership.