Newswise — Singapore, 10 June 2015 - 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 that NUS has topped the rankings since it was first published in 2009.

This year, NUS continued its stellar performance, ranking highly overall. It garnered strong scores in most of the indicators, maintaining its position as the first in Asia for employer reputation and second in Asia for academic reputation. The University was also placed third in the number of citations per paper, providing a strong endorsement of the deep impact of NUS’ research.

NUS received the maximum score in academic reputation, based on 42,561 responses from academics in the region, and the rest of the world, according to QS.

NUS is also Asia’s top two universities across all disciplines measured. The University is ranked Asia’s best in Social Sciences & Management as well as Life Sciences & Medicine. It is placed second in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology and Natural Sciences.

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are delighted that NUS has maintained our position as the region’s top university at a time when Asian countries are investing heavily in education and research. We are also very encouraged that the University is highly regarded and valued by employers and academics in Asia and the world. This is a reflection of NUS’ distinctive education and broad-based research excellence, which are results of the strong contributions made by dedicated NUS faculty, staff and students.

As a global university that seeks to influence the future, NUS will strengthen our efforts to nurture graduates who are future-ready, pursue innovative advances in research and education, as well as deepen our collaborations with leading universities and institutions worldwide.”

The QS University Rankings: Asia is published annually and ranks Asia’s top 300 universities based on relevant criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation, student/faculty ratio, papers per faculty, citations per paper, internationalisation, student exchange inbound and student exchange outbound.

The full top 300 list of QS University Rankings: Asia can be found on

About National University of Singapore (NUS)

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS has 16 faculties and schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s fifth RCE. NUS shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. It also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community. This year, NUS celebrates its 110th year of founding together with Singapore’s 50th year of independence. As the island’s first higher education institution established by the local community, NUS prides itself in nurturing generations of leaders and luminaries in Singapore and Asia. For more information on NUS, please visit Details on NUS’ 110th Anniversary celebrations are available at

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