Singapore Management University (SMU) is the only other Singapore university to feature in the rankings, and it continues to sit in the 511-520 band. Malaysia has the most ranked schools in South East Asia with 22, followed by Indonesia with 16.
NTU President Professor Subra Suresh said,
“NTU’s focus on academic and research excellence has contributed to our rise in local and global stature. NTU provides an exceptional environment for learning as well as high-impact research and innovation, as seen from several independent international rankings. Even as we face unprecedented challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty and staff have continued to produce globally impactful research and worked hard to improve our students’ learning experience whilst keeping everyone safe."
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022 ranks the world's top 1,300 universities. The top 10 is dominated by universities in the US and UK, although ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is ranked joint eighth. Universities are evaluated according to the academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
Oxford and Cambridge are listed second and third in the latest QS University Rankings – their highest ranking in a decade. Massachusetts Institute of Technology stays in first place for a record-breaking tenth consecutive year but Harvard has fallen from third to fifth, Stanford from second to joint third, and California Institute of Technology from fourth to sixth.
Other highly ranked UK universities include Imperial College London (11th) and The University of Edinburgh (16th). In the top 100, Warwick University rose to 61st, Glasgow up to 73rd, Southampton up to 77th, Durham moved up to 82nd and St Andrews went up to 91st.
QS Spokesman Jack Moran said:
“British universities – among them London’s finest – have enjoyed some impressive gains in this year’s table, and these gains are largely driven by outstanding global recognition and research impact."