Bankbazaar Singapore – February 7, 2018
Singapore: The London-based Times Higher Education (THE) magazine has ranked the National University of Singapore (NUS) as the top university in Asia for the third time in a row. NUS has improved its performance in almost all areas, especially in the fields of research, teaching, knowledge transfer, and citation impact.
This flagship university was followed by Tsinghua University in China in second position and Peking University in third. However, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) dropped to the fifth position along with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The University of Hong Kong secured the fourth position.
Phil Baty, editorial director at the magazine said that Singapore is the shining star of THE Asia University Rankings due to its constant support to these two universities.
He also stated that the number of Singaporeans opting for education loans, Credit Cards from banks is increasing at an alarming rate. As a result, more and more students are taking admissions in institutions and rapidly changing the education scenario.
Tan Eng Chye, President of NUS, said that the university will boost efforts to produce competitive graduates and take up more initiatives to assist the alumni and the people of the country.
Speaking on behalf of his university, Subra Suresh, President of NTU, said that they will make improvements in areas such as industry participation, global outlook, and research. He added that going forward, universities in Singapore could face tough competition from institutions in countries like India and China.
Suresh was selected by former US President Barack Obama to lead the National Science Foundation in the US. But, he returned to take over NTU in January.