Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked as the world’s best young university by QS, for the sixth straight year. In this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 Under 50 league rankings – for universities that are 50 years old or younger, NTU scored highest marks in academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations per faculty, bagging the number one position in the QS Young University Rankings 2019.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology came second, followed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, securing top three positions just like the previous year. Other universities in the top five included Université PSL, France (fourth) and City University of Hong Kong (fifth).
QS Research Director Ben Sowter said NTU has “catapulted its way to the top tier of global higher education”, adding: “NTU has been bolstered by strong support from the Singaporean Government, who are reaping the rewards of recognising the value of concerted research investment and international faculty recruitment.”
An NTU spokesman stated: “To be named the world’s number one young university for the sixth consecutive year is a remarkable achievement for NTU and for Singapore.”This is a testament to the hard work and achievements of our faculty and students in their pursuit of excellence in education, research, innovation, industry engagement and societal impact.”
Last month, NTU secured joint 11th position the QS World University rankings 2019 with the National University of Singapore.
QS top 50 under 50 league rankings access universities on six indicators including: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per faculty member, faculty to student ratio, the proportion of international students and proportion of international faculty members.