NTU breaks into the World’s Top 15 Universities (15 September 2015)
NTU ranked No. 1 in global league of young universities (24 September 2014)
Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked No. 13 in the 2015 World University Rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). One of only two young universities below 50 years old amongst the global elite, NTU is also the fastest-rising Asian university in the world’s Top 50.
NTU has five colleges and a new medical school, the autonomous Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. The Nanyang Business School (the College of Business) is ranked first in Asia in accountancy research and is consistently ranked as one of the best Asian business schools. It is also one of only three in Asia to be awarded both the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditations – international hallmarks of quality. The College of Engineering is one of the world’s largest engineering college, with six schools focused on technology and innovation. The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is home to the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, a top journalism and media school in Asia; a fast-growing humanities and social sciences school with distinctive niches of excellence; and Singapore’s first professional art school offering degree courses in art, design and interactive digital media. The College of Science is home to award-winning faculty, world-class laboratories and Olympiad medal winners. Finally, the Interdisciplinary Graduate School supports PhD research in the university’s interdisciplinary research centres in Sustainable Earth, New Media and Future Healthcare.
NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, the National Institute of Education, Singapore’s main teacher-training institute, the Earth Observatory of Singapore, established in 2008 with $150 million in state funding and dedicated to hazards-related earth science, and the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.
The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies is a world authority on strategic studies and security research and was ranked second among university-affiliated think tanks in Asia in the 2011 Global Go-To Think Tank Rankings.
As the main science and technology university in Singapore, NTU has made substantial contributions to Singapore’s drive for research and innovation spearheaded by the National Research Foundation (NRF), particularly in the high-investment areas of biomedical sciences, environmental and water technologies, and interactive and digital media.
NTU’s global reputation attracts faculty, students and partnerships from Asia, North America, Europe and beyond.
Working with local and global organisations, NTU actively explores cross-disciplinary solutions for the future. Among its academic partners are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University in the US; Cambridge University and Technische Universität München in Europe; and Peking University and Waseda University in Asia. NTU works with many global industry and research leaders, and has developed joint laboratories with Thales, Rolls-Royce, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Robert Bosch, Toray Industries Inc. and BMW, which in April 2013 launched the Future Mobility Research Lab on the NTU campus, their first-ever R&D centre in Asia.
The Yunnan Garden campus, NTU’s main campus, is located in the south-western part of Singapore and houses Singapore’s largest on-campus residence infrastructure including 16 halls of residence for undergraduates, and a graduate hall that was the Youth Olympic Village of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in August 2010. The NTU@one-north campus, home to educational and alumni clubhouse facilities, is located next to the Biopolis, Singapore’s biomedical research hub, and Fusionopolis, a new epicentre of engineering and physical sciences.
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg.
Last updated on 23/11/2016