30 June 2019
The recently published Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings showed that the efforts of the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University in furthering research and education excellence are gradually being recognised.
NTU received higher scores than NUS in faculty-to-student ratio and citations per faculty, an indicator of institutional research impact. However, NUS is more well-known among academics and employers than NTU, staying at 11th in the world for academic reputation with a score of 99.8, based on responses from over 94,000 academics.
An NTU spokesman said that along with the appointment of Professor Subra Suresh as president in January last year, the new leadership team has overseen the hiring of top talent in the past one and a half years.
For instance, the Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship programme, started last year, attracted applications from nearly 900 young people from top global institutions for 12 positions this year.
An NUS spokesman said: “We are honoured that many academics and employers around the world continue to regard NUS as among the best in Asia and globally… The remarkable global standing of our local universities attests to the quality of Singapore’s higher education system.”