A report released by World University Ranking consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds has ranked National University of Singapore the No. 1 University in Asia, overtaking the University of Hong Kong.
The global university ranking by consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds was released on Tuesday.
The University has moved to 24th rank on the global list.
"HKU feels like a British university with large numbers of British faculty who have been there a long time and a more relaxed atmosphere. By contrast, NUS seems to be running faster than others. My suspicion is that at some point in the next 10 years, NUS will enter the top 20," the Straits Times quoted Ben Sowter, head of research at Quacquarelli Symonds, as saying.
The Vice-Chancellor Tan Eng Chye of the university said this could have not happened without the government’s strong support for higher education.
On the global list, US universities took seven of the top 10 places. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology maintained its top spot, followed by Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, University College London and Imperial College London.
The rankings were based on six indicators -- academic and employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty and student mix.