Newswise — The National University of Singapore (NUS) has maintained its position as one of Asia’s top two universities in the latest Asia University Rankings 2015 published by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

The rankings, which are based on the same performance indicators and methodology as the established THE World University Rankings, uses 13 separate performance indicators to examine each university’s strengths against its core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are pleased that NUS has been placed once again among the top two universities in the latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings this year. The results reflect the University’s strong progress as a highly-ranked, leading global centre of education and research.

NUS has continued to put strong emphasis on our core strategies of innovating in global education, further growing our expertise and research impact in areas of critical importance to Asia and the world, and strengthening our strategic partnerships both in Singapore and internationally. Going ahead, in addition to these, we will be intensifying our focus on ensuring that our graduates are future-ready, on substantially raising the translational impact of NUS’ research, and in making the NUS enterprise ecosystem one of the most vibrant in Asia.”

Mr Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education Rankings, said, “NUS has retained its position as the number two in Asia – but it is edging close to Asia’s number one ranked university, the University of Tokyo, and may soon overtake it. In 2014, there was a four-point gap in the overall scores between NUS in second and Tokyo in first place. This year that gap has reduced to just 2.8 points. NUS is already ahead of Tokyo in its scores for international outlook and industry links – which are strong indicators of future success.”

The full results of the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings are available at

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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