International Asia NUS slips to second place in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

NUS slips to second place in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

NUS loses its top spot after two years but earns top marks in leadership and management.

Follow us on Instagram and Telegram
- Advertisement -

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for NUS. The Times Higher Education (THE) released the most recent list of the Asia University Rankings for 2019. The National University of Singapore is no longer the top university in Asia, but has slipped to second place.

Beijing’s Tsinghua University is now ranked number one in Asia. The university’s rank was boosted by its score in its teaching environment and increase in citation impact, and international outlook. Chinese President Xi Jinping is a graduate of Tsinghua University.

NUS previously held the top position in Asia since 2016.

The top ten in the THE 2019 Asia University Rankings are as follows:

  1. Tsinghua University, China
  2. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  3. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  4. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  5. Peking University, China
  6. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  7. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  8. University of Tokyo, Japan
  9. Seoul National University, South Korea
  10. Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Tsinghua University is ranked 22 while NUS is at 23 in the World University Rankings. Nanyang Technological University is currently the 51st in the world. Oxford University in London is still the world’s top university according to THE.

During the inaugural THE Awards Asia held in Abu Dhabi, NUS’s management team, however, was deemed the best in Asia and recognised with the award for Leadership and Management Team of the Year.

Judges praised NUS’ “bold initiatives across core areas in education, research and entrepreneurship, all with clear, successful results.”

Times Higher Education, a weekly publication based in London, has been ranking universities since 2004. Universities are scored based on thirteen performance indicators classified into the five areas of teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income./TISGFollow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -
Follow us on Instagram and Telegram

Read More

Stories you might’ve missed, May 22

Cambodian government warned women not to play with endangered ‘penis plants’ Nature is full of surprises. There is the Coco Fesse or the coconut that looks like the derriere of a woman in Seychelles. It is a protected plant and the...

Friends or not? Toxic friends that need to be avoided

A friend who helps a friend in need is a friend indeed. But unfortunately not all our friends mean well, some in fact may...

Angry mob chases woman with two husbands out of their village

Despite the fact that Indonesia is seen as more liberal than some other Muslim countries, there are rigorous regulations that still must be followed. One...

Travelling Again This June Holiday? Don’t Miss Out on the Best Travel Promotions with selected Credit Cards in Singapore!

Everybody is excited to travel; in fact, we are so eager to travel overseas that ICA has received 7,000 passport applications a day, with...

P4 student refutes Zaobao piece questioning Chinese education standard; says they enjoy Chinese classes

A former Chinese newspaper journalist's observations that the Chinese education standards are unsatisfactory has sparked a rebuttal from a concerned Primary 4 student, saying...

Stories you might’ve missed, May 22

Cambodian government warned women not to play with endangered ‘penis plants’ Nature is full of surprises. There is the Coco Fesse...

Friends or not? Toxic friends that need to be avoided

A friend who helps a friend in need is a friend indeed. But unfortunately not all our friends mean...

Angry mob chases woman with two husbands out of their village

Despite the fact that Indonesia is seen as more liberal than some other Muslim countries, there are rigorous regulations...

Travelling Again This June Holiday? Don’t Miss Out on the Best Travel Promotions with selected Credit Cards in Singapore!

Everybody is excited to travel; in fact, we are so eager to travel overseas that ICA has received 7,000...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg