The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technology University (NTU) ranked second and third respectively in Asia in the US News & World Report's 2022 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings.
The new edition evaluated more than 1,700 schools in the overall ranking – up from nearly 1,500 last year – on academic research and reputation.
NUS (29th) and NTU (33rd) were in the top 50 globally as well. NTU ranked among the global top 10 for 11 subject areas, including 4 subjects at No 1.
The US led the overall ranking, with schools in the top four spots. No 1 is Harvard University, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California–Berkeley at No 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Rounding out the top five is the University of Oxford in the UK.
The 2022 edition includes universities from more than 90 countries. The Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru was the top Indian varsity on the list, followed by Delhi University.
Robert Morse, chief data strategist at US News, said "The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking of more than 1,700 universities, as well as subject rankings of additional 255 universities, for a total of 2,005 schools, providing even more information for prospective students interested in schools where research is a top priority."
Among the countries with ranked global universities in the overall ranking, the US had by far the most, with 271 schools on the list – 16 more than last year. China had the second-highest number of schools at 253.
Overall Best Global Universities – Top 10
- Harvard University (US)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)
- Stanford University (US)
- University of California–Berkeley (US)
- University of Oxford (UK)
- Columbia University (US)
- University of Washington–Seattle (US)
- University of Cambridge (UK)
- California Institute of Technology (US) (tie)
- Johns Hopkins University (US) (tie)
Asia – Top 3
- Tsinghua University (China)
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)