National University of Singapore (NUS)

National University of Singapore (NUS) is the oldest university in Singapore and one of the top ranking institutions in the world. The University is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences.

NUS is actively involved in international academic and research networks such as the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) and International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU).


- Ranked 8th in Asia and 146th in the world by the Webometrics Ranking, January 2010.

- Placed in the range of 10-16th in Asia/Pacific and 101-151st in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- Ranked 30th among the world's best institutions (QS World University Rankings™ 2009). It is also placed in teh global top 20 for the following subjects: Engineering & IT (14th), Social Sciences (20th), and Life Sciences & Biomedicine (20th). The results reaffirm the recognition of the world-class quality of its education and research.

- Ranked 21st globally in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (ARWU 2009).

- Rated 14th in the inaugural Nature Asia-Pacific Publishing Rankings 2009, based on the newly established Nature Asia-Pacific Publishing Index.

- NUS Business School is 1st in Asia according to Eduniversal 2009 Rankings. It is also ranked 25th in the Global Top 100 Business Schools.

- According to the Financial Times Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 2009 rankings, NUS was ranked 11th in the world. The EMBA programme was also ranked 1st in the "International Students" criteria with the highest percentage of international students in its programmes. It was also ranked among the top 10 for offering an "international course experience".

- NUS Business School is rated as one of the top 100 business schools for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programmes, ranked 89th globally by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2008.

- Placed in the global top 40 (ranked 36th) by Newsweek (2006).

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