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Two Singaporean uni in top 15 global ranking, Malaysian university in top 150

Published by Afterschool.my on Sep 15, 2015, 04:37 pm

NUS and NTU secured first and second spots among Asian universities in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2015 to 2016.

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National University of Singapore (NUS) ranked 12 while Nanyang Technological university (NTU) ranked 13.

In their press release on Tuesday, QS said that this year’s rankings adopted a modified methodology in measuring research impact for “fairer evaluations for universities with a strong profile in areas with lower research activity, such as arts, humanities and social sciences”.

QS’ head of research Ben Sowter. explained that these latest results reveal more diversity than ever in the distribution of world-class universities at the highest levels.

Meanwhile, University Malaya (UM) entered the top 150, improving by five spots at 146 from its 2014 ranking of 151.

UM has managed to remain ahead of the rest of the local public universities and scored an overall score of 62.1 in its ranking.

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