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National University of Singapore (NUS)

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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 is ranked as Asia’s top university by Quaquarelli Symonds University Rankings in 2015 and 2016. Its 17 schools across three campus locations in Singapore – Kent Ridge, Bukit Timah and Outram – provide a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. There are about 38,000 students from 100 countries who further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

The 17 Schools in NUS include:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • NUS Business School
  • School of Computing
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • School of Design and Environment
  • Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Faculty of Science
  • University Scholars Programme
  • Yale-NUS College
  • School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 26 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner for Singapore’s fifth RCE. The University 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. Major research thrusts have been made recently in several fields such as quantum technology; cancer and translational medicine; interactive and digital media; and the environment and water. The University also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.   

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). This global networking further enhances its international presence.

25
2012
24
2013
22
2014
12
2015
94.20
Overall Score
100
Academic Reputation
100
Employer Reputation
92.9
Faculty Student
100
International Faculty
92.5
International Students
78.9
Citations per Faculty
11
2013
7
2014
3
2015
3
2016
90.00
Overall Score
88.9
Academic Reputation
95.4
Employer Reputation
90
Citations per Paper
81.8
H-index Citations
7
2013
7
2014
4
2015
92.50
Overall Score
92.2
Academic Reputation
92.9
Employer Reputation
90.5
Citations per Paper
94.2
H-index Citations
2=
2013
1
2014
1
2015
1
2016
Asian University Rankings
100.00
Overall Score
100
Academic Reputation
100
Employer Reputation
97
Faculty Student
99.4
Faculty Staff with PhD
60.1
Papers per Faculty
100
Citations per Paper
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total
5,062
International
3,174
With PhD
4,524

Number of students

32,705
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

9,443
Postgraduate 47%
Undergraduate 53%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

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