NTU named world’s best young university for 7th year running

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) has  been named the world’s best young university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for the seventh consecutive year.

Earlier this month, NTU was ranked in the 13th place in the QS World University Ranking. The University also achieved its highest position in citations per faculty, rising 11 places to number 25 in the QS world ranking.

Photo courtesy: NTU Singapore
Photo courtesy: NTU Singapore

Ben Sowter, QS Research Director, lauded NTU for its “amazing ascending trajectory in our global rankings” that has “resulted in seven years of absolute leadership as the world’s top young university.”

In a separate ranking of young universities by Times Higher Education, NTU climbed one position to the second place globally. 

The Times Higher Education's Young University Ranking compares universities below 50 years of age, based on research, teaching, citations, international outlook and industry income.

“The COVID-19 global pandemic has reinforced to the entire world the important role and significant value of universities for societies, governments and organisations as they respond to new threats and challenges," said NTU President Prof Subra Suresh.

"NTU Singapore is proud that our dynamic campus community has played its part, in collaboration with many others, in supporting the global, regional and national responses to the pandemic."

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education’s Chief Knowledge Officer, added, “ I see NTU as one of the world’s great positive disruptors of global higher education – making its mark, demonstrating powerful impact, and showing real innovation, and all achieved less than 30 years since its creation."