GLOBAL RANKINGS

NUS participates in global ranking exercises such as the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and is consistently ranked among the world's top 30 universities and Asia's top 2 universities. This is a strong affirmation of the outstanding work by the NUS faculty and staff in research and education.

Global Rankings NUS Rank
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings  
• QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 12
• QS University Rankings: Asia 2016 1
   
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings  
• THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 24
• THE Asia University Rankings 2016 1
• THE World Reputation Rankings 2016 26
• THE World's Most International Universities 2017 4

News - 2017



1 February 2017

NUS world’s 4th most international university

NUS has been ranked fourth in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Most International University Ranking, the only university in Singapore to make the prestigious list...


News - 2016



17 November 2016

Top 15 globally for employability

Moving up two spots from last year, NUS graduates are now 15th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability Ranking 2016 published by Times Higher Education (THE). NUS is the third Asian university, and the only Singapore higher education institution among the world’s top 15 for graduate employability...


17 October 2016

Strong showing for NUS’ EMBA

The NUS Business School’s Asia-Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has moved up eight notches to rank 17th in the Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2016, an annual ranking of the world’s top 100 executive MBAs...


29 September 2016

World's Top 20 in 4 subjects

NUS has been placed among the top 20 in the world in four subject areas, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017 by subject...


22 September 2016

Top in Asia

NUS has risen two notches to the 24th spot in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017 — the University’s best performance to date. The only Asian university in the top 25 list, it also secured its position as Asia’s top institution for the second year running...


6 September 2016

Asia's Number One

NUS has been ranked 12th worldwide in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2016/2017, and best in Asia, for the second year running...


31 August 2016

NUS among Asia’s most innovative universities

NUS has snagged the 11th spot in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking, which recognises schools doing their utmost in furthering the advancement of science, developing new technologies and powering the economy globally...


21 June 2016

Double First for NUS

NUS has been named Asia’s best university in the Asia University Rankings 2016 published by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. This marks the first time the University has attained the top position in this ranking since the category’s introduction in 2013. NUS was also ranked as the finest in Asia by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in the QS University Rankings: Asia on 14 June 2016...


16 June 2016

Global Top 20 in Engineering

NUS Faculty of Engineering has been ranked among the world’s top 20 universities for five of seven Engineering subjects according to ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 published on 15 June...


23 May 2016

Executive education programme 12th globally

The NUS Business School has been placed 12th in the Financial Times (FT) 2016 global ranking of customised Executive Education programmes, moving up four spots from last year’s 16th position. NUS is the only Southeast Asian university listed in the FT rankings...


22 March 2016

NUS is world’s top 10 for 13 subjects, and Asia’s best for 24 subjects

The National University of Singapore has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 13 subjects, up from 11 subjects last year, across various subject areas from engineering and technology, natural sciences, arts and humanities, as well as social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. The University is also Asia’s best across 24 subjects, up from 21 subjects last year....





News - 2015



19 October 2015

NUS Business School's double-degree Executive MBA programme maintains lead in world's top five

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School's double-degree programme with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has been ranked in fifth place globally in the Financial Times' (FT) Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Rankings 2015, maintaining its leading position as one of the world’s top degree programmes for senior executives. The NUS...


1 October 2015

NUS is Asia’s best and 26th in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Asia’s number one university, and placed 26th globally in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-2016. It is the only Asian university to be among the world’s top 30...


23 September 2015

NUS is 12th in the world

According to the 2015/2016 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings, the National University of Singapore is now ranked 12th, up from its 22nd position last year. The University also continues to be Asia’s top university...


11 June 2015

NUS maintains position as Asia’s Top 2 in latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

University of Singapore has maintained its position as one of Asia’s top two universities in the latest Asia University Rankings 2015 published by the Times Higher Education magazine...


11 June 2015

Best in Asia

NUS has been named the best university in Asia. For the second consecutive time, the University has retained its number one position in the latest rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)...


10 June 2015

NUS is Number 1 in Asia again in latest Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has emerged once again as the top university in Asia, retaining its peak position in the latest results of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings: Asia 2015. This marks the second consecutive time...


29 April 2015

NUS is world’s top 10 for 11 subjects, and Asia’s best for 21 subjects

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines in Architecture/Built Environment, Engineering, Science, and the Social Sciences, according to the latest QS World Rankings by subject...


27 January 2015

NUS MBA placed 31st worldwide

The NUS Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has moved up one rung to the 31st place, according to the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2015. This cements the programme’s position as the highest-ranked MBA degree offered by a...