ST Aug 16, 2006
Newsweek ranks NUS 31st in the world
NTU at No. 71 on its online list of world's top varsities
By Liaw Wy-Cin
A NEW global league table of universities compiled by international magazine Newsweek has ranked the National University of Singapore (NUS) 31st in the world.
In its latest issue, Newsweek put NUS ahead of top institutions like Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, one of the United States' so-called Ivy League colleges, and the prestigious Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
US universities made an almost clean sweep of the top 10, though the sixth and eighth positions went to Britain's famous Cambridge and Oxford universities.
Top spot went to Harvard. Stanford was second and Yale, third.
The double issue of the magazine ranked the top 50 universities worldwide. Its online version, which lists the top 100, placed Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 71st.
NUS, however, was not the top Asian university. That honour went to The University of Tokyo, which came in at 14th. Kyoto University bagged 25th spot.
NUS president, Professor Shih Choon Fong, said the latest ranking was a recognition of the university's 'pursuit of excellence in education and research'.
He said: 'This is a call to further raise Singapore's reputation and visibility in the global education landscape.'
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