Thinking of spending more than a quarter of a million dollars to send your child to a top-notch university in the United States or England? Stop right there. In the Guardian Education survey of the top 200 universities in the world for 2013, Singapore’s National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranked a mightly 24th and 41st respectively.
In fact, NUS’ Academic Reputation Score, one of the factors considered in establishing the ranking, as 100, on par with MIT, Harvard, Cambridge and similar world-renowned institutions. NUS also happens to be the top Asia university in this ranking, with University of Hong Kong coming in at 26th and the University of Tokyo at 32nd. However, NUS faired poorly in “Citations per Faculty” a measure of how much research by faculty is published, with a score of 57.3 points. NTU scored even poorer here, at 33 points.
You can find the full ranking here.