Both NUS and NTU gains 2 positions to 22nd and 39th respectively in this year’s GS World University Rankings. NUS continues to be the top university in Asia, putting more distance between itself and the University of Hong Kong, which slipped 2 positions to 28.
The rankings, regarded as the most rigorous of its type, ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology as first, with UK universities Imperial and Cambridge as second equal. Harvard, last year’s runner-up, dropped from second to fourth overall. It was followed by Oxford and University College London in joint fifth place, with Stanford, Caltech, Princeton and Yale of the US filling out the rest of the top 10.
More specifically, NUS ranked in the top 10 of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, holding 6th position in both faculties, while NTU also clinched 6th position for Media and Communications.