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NTU EEE stellar in world rankings


Aspiring engineers can get a world-class education at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), which is now ranked among the globe’s best schools in the field in several independent rankings.

In the 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, the EEE was named 6th best in the world and 1st in Singapore, an improvement of 30 places since 2011. It also placed 4th in ShanghaiRanking’s global ranking of academic subjects.

Meanwhile, the NTU College of Engineering has earned plaudits as well, coming in 4th worldwide and 1st in Singapore and Asia in engineering and technology by faculty, according to the 2017 QS rankings.

NTU itself is ranked 11th in the world and 1st in Asia in the 2018 edition of the QS rankings, climbing 63 places since 2010. It is now considered even better than other notable institutions such as Princeton University, Cornell University and Yale University.

“The fact that an institution of NTU’s youth and profile finds itself on the brink of the world’s top 10 is a remarkable achievement and testament to a concentrated, selective funding model, strong and consistent leadership, an ambitious tactical plan and a radical approach to international partnerships and collaboration,” said QS research director Ben Sowter.

Furthermore, NTU has continued to sit atop the field of top young universities, coming in 1st in the world for four consecutive years from 2014 to 2017 in the QS Top 50 Under 50 rankings.

Commenting on the university’s meteoric rise, NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson said: “There are three success factors, and they are people, people, and people. NTU has attracted the best talents – top faculty, promising, upcoming investigators and the brightest students.”

He added that Singapore firmly believes in the importance of education and research, and invests in both. NTU, for example, has transformed in the past 10 years from a teaching university to a research-intensive one. Corporatised in 2006, it is autonomous and has the flexibility to chart its own strategic direction.

It has built a strong reputation for innovation despite its short history. In the past five years, it has also established joint laboratories with leading industry players such as multinational firms Rolls-Royce, BMW, Johnson Matthey Lockheed Martin, and Singapore’s ST Engineering, across its sprawling 200-hectare campus.

The EEE offers various full-time engineering undergraduate degree programmes, as well as several graduate programmes. Students are given excellent opportunities to learn and work alongside professionals in their chosen fields of study.

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Published on: 26 June 2017