Report by India Education bureau, Singapore: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 22nd in the 2013 World Reputation Rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE), up one spot from its 23rd placing in last year’s rankings.
NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are delighted to be placed, once again, among the top 25 universities in the world in terms of our global reputation. This is a strong recognition of our commitment to delivering high quality education and research of global impact. It is also a testament to the extraordinary achievements of our outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, talented students and successful alumni. We will continue to pioneer innovations in education and research that will benefit Singapore, the region and beyond.”
Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education rankings, said: “The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings draw on the world’s largest invitation-only survey of experienced, senior academics, all around the world, who are selected to be statistically representative of both their discipline, and their region. So the reputation rankings are recognised as a powerful and widely used index of true global academic prestige. The top 100 list represents only around 0.5 per cent of the universities in the world, so all of those ranked are truly among a tiny elite of the world’s most highly regarded academic institutions.
“In just three annual rounds of the survey, we’ve collected responses from almost 50,000 global scholars, and in this context, NUS’s steady progress, year-on-year, into the top echelons of the rankings is a remarkable achievement. It has now moved into second place in the whole of Asia, and is gaining ground against its rivals from all over the world. It is a great success story, not just for NUS but for Singapore as a whole, and something to celebrate.”