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Updated: 03/05/2013 13:03 | By Channel NewsAsia

NUS climbs in global education rankings

NUS climbs in global education rankings

NUS climbs in global education rankings

SINGAPORE: The National University of Singapore (NUS) has moved up one spot to be placed 22nd for global prestige in the 2013 World Reputation Rankings, which is published by Times Higher Education (THE).

NUS President, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, said that the rankings were a strong recognition of the university’s commitment to delivering high quality education and research of global impact.

The rankings draw on the world’s largest invitation—only survey of experienced and senior academics around the world, who were selected to be statistically representative of their discipline and region.

Editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, Phil Baty, said that the reputation rankings are recognised as a powerful and widely used index of true global academic prestige.

Mr Baty pointed out that the top 100 list represented only around 0.5 per cent of the universities in the world, making those ranked a tiny elite of the world’s most highly—regarded academic institutions.

He also said that the steady progress of NUS into the top echelons of the rankings was a remarkable achievement, noting that NUS was now ranked second in Asia and gaining ground against its rivals in the world.

He added that the climb in rankings was a great success story, not just for NUS but also for Singapore.

— CNA/jc

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