Monday, February 20, 2012

NUS, NTU or SMU? - World university rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) was in 28th place, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was 58th in the world university rankings by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). 

Singapore has been ranked the 12th best city in the world and the top Asian city for students to pursue a university education. The Best Student Cities ranking by the education and career consultancy compares how attractive 98 cities are as destinations for both local and international students to pursue higher education.

They were ranked according to five equally weighted categories. The mix of local and international students in the schools, the quality of living in the cities, the universities’ reputation among employers for producing excellent graduates and the affordability of education and cost of living in the cities.

American universities such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology traditionally take the top few spots in university rankings. But US cities fell behind in the new rankings, partly because of the relatively high tuition fees and relative high cost of living, said QS.

The university rankings also do not take into account factors such as affordability and quality of life.

Top 10 student cities

1. Paris
2. London
3. Boston
4. Melbourne
5. Vienna
6. Sydney
7. Zurich
8. Berlin
8. Dublin
10. Montreal

The Singapore Management University (SMU) was not included in the annual survey. No reason was given in the Straits Times Indonesia article.

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