QS Asian University Rankings - NTU and NTU are among the top four while SUTD makes its debut on the list

09 Nov 2023

Lianhe Zaobao, 9 Nov 2023, QS亚洲大学排名 国大南大入四强 新科大初上榜​
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In the latest QS Asian University Rankings, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University ranked third and fourth respectively, while the Singapore University of Technology and Design entered the list for the first time.
The international education market consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) announced the 2024 Asian University Rankings on Wednesday (November 8). Peking University has been ranked the best university in Asia for the second consecutive year; second is the University of Hong Kong; NUS dropped to third from second last year; NTU jumped one place from fifth last year, tied with Tsinghua University at fourth.
The QS ranking evaluates institutions based on 11 indicators including the university's reputation in academia, employer evaluation of the university, faculty-to-student ratio, and average number of citations of papers. This year is the largest ever, with 856 institutions from 25 countries and regions participating, of which 148 institutions, including the Singapore University of Technology and Design, are on the list for the first time. SUTD is ranked 128th.
Singapore Management University ranked 120th this year, compared with 117th last year.
Although NUS is ranked eighth in the 2024 QS World University Rankings, it still ranked first in Asia. This is because the evaluation indicators of the QS Asian University Rankings are slightly different from those of the global rankings. In addition to the slightly different score ratios, this year's QS World University Rankings added three new indicators: sustainable development, employment results, and international research networks.
In the QS Asian University Rankings, Singapore universities performed well in the average number of citations per paper, with NTU and NUS ranking second and third respectively. SUTD, which was shortlisted for the first time, also performed well, ranking 10th.
The media release pointed out that the excellent research quality is due to the close cooperation in cross-domain research. In the international research network indicator, NUS and NTU are ranked fourth and eighth respectively.
The media release also added that despite their strong academic strength, no local university ranked in the top 100 in Asia in terms of the number of papers published by each school and the number of faculty members with doctorates.
Nonetheless, Singapore universities enjoy good reputation among international academics and employers. NUS ranked third and eighth in Asia in terms of academic reputation and employer evaluation respectively, while NTU ranked 10th and 20th respectively.