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NUS holds 19th, NTU climbs to 32nd in Times World University Rankings 2024

In the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, NUS maintains its 19th global position, while NTU advances, climbing from 36th to 32nd place.



SINGAPORE: In the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, the National University of Singapore (NUS) maintained its position at 19th place globally, consistent with the previous year.

Meanwhile, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) made significant progress, climbing four spots from 36th to 32nd place.

This year’s rankings encompassed a total of 1,906 universities across 108 countries and regions, compared to 1,799 universities from 104 countries and regions in the previous year.

While the University of Oxford retained its top position for the eighth consecutive year, there were notable shifts among the top five institutions.

Stanford University ascended to second place, displacing Harvard University to fourth, while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) rose two spots to third.

The University of Cambridge slipped to fifth place, having previously held a joint third position.

Among the newcomers, Italy’s Catholic University of the Sacred Heart entered the rankings in the 301-350 bracket. Notably, a significant portion of the newly ranked institutions hailed from Asia.

The United States remained the most-represented country overall, with 169 institutions, including 56 in the top 200.

India surpassed China to become the fourth most-represented nation, with 91 institutions.

In terms of pillars, Stanford University excelled in the teaching category, while Oxford and Cambridge led in research environment. MIT claimed the top spot in the research quality pillar, formerly known as the citations pillar.

The University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates achieved the highest score for international outlook, while 28 institutions received a perfect score of 100 for the industry pillar.

In addition to the 1,904 ranked institutions, 769 universities were listed with “reporter” status, indicating that they provided data but did not meet eligibility criteria for ranking.

Notably, in 2023, NUS entered the top 20 for the first time, maintaining its position in the top 50 since at least 2011, along with NTU since 2020.

According to Times Higher Education, NUS also ranked 19th in the World Reputation Rankings 2023 and 3rd in the Asia University Rankings 2023.

NTU secured the 36th position in the World Reputation Rankings 2023 and topped the Young University Rankings 2023.

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