In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the National University of Singapore (NUS), which lost out to the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in last year’s ranking, has reclaimed its place as Asia’s top university this year.
NUS placed 11th this year, with NTU placing 12th. However, NTU retains its status as Singapore’s strongest research institution, scoring 87.5/100 for citations per faculty – placing it 47th in the world. QS research director, Mr Ben Sowter, said that for a young nation of only 5.6million people to be home to two of the world’s top 15 institutions is remarkable. He went on to say that if NUS and NTU embraced collaboration, there seems very little that they may not be able to achieve together.
Commenting on the rankings, NUS president Tan Eng Chye said that the future of work in Singapore and around the world is changing rapidly. Thus, universities around the world need to bring distinctive value to the communities they serve.
The future buzz word is “collaboration”, even among independent education institutions like NUS and NTU. The world is changing so rapidly that we need to leverage on one another’s strengths in order to be stronger and remain competitive. Only then can we possess distinctive advantages and stay above the crowd. The adage “no man is an island” certainly has a new relevance in today’s world.
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