2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject places NUS among the world's 10 best universities in eight subjects including Architecture


September 27, 2017





NUS is the only Asian university to gain a position in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of 10 best universities worldwide, with 11 subjects attaining a top-10 ranking in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The University is also ranked in the top 50 for 34 subjects out of the 48 disciplines analysed by QS.

NUS is Asia’s best in 16 subjects, covering areas such as Anthropology; Architecture / Built Environment; Business & Management Studies; Chemistry; Computer Science & Information Systems; Nursing; and Pharmacy & Pharmacology.

Mr Ben Sowter, QS Research Director said that NUS had adopted ambitious agendas over the past decade, articulated by innovative, progressive leaders and backed by unequivocal government commitment. NUS demonstrated comprehensive competitiveness in the very highest echelons, he shared.

The list of subjects where NUS is ranked among the top 10 is as follows:

 Subject   World Ranking 2018
Engineering - Civil & Structural 6
Chemistry 7
Materials Science 8
Pharmacy & Pharmacology 8
Engineering - Chemical 9
Architecture / Built Environment 10
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic 10
Environmental Sciences 10
Geography 10
Nursing 10
Computer Science & Information Systems 10

The annual QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities by subject area. The 2018 edition covered 48 academic disciplines, with 1,130 institutions in 151 countries considered.