SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has for the first time broken into the list of the top 50 universities in the world.
It now ranks 47th, up eleven places this year.
NTU says its meteoric rise comes from its ability to attract top students from local polytechnics and junior colleges.
Professor Bertil Andersson, president of NTU, said: "Employers like our students very much. So I think we are educating our students well. And we also see a trend that the top level students in Singapore, more and more (of them) are coming to NTU.
"I always say we have to take these rankings with a pinch of salt. But, we have now gone up about 30 places in two years, and I think that is quite unique."
Singapore now has two universities in the internationally recognised QS World University Rankings. The National University of Singapore (NUS) placed 25th, up three spots from the previous year.
NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said the university’s ranking proves that its bold enhancements to education and research are creating a positive impact.
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