The National University of Singapore (NUS) edged up another three spots to 26th this year, after going from 40th to 29th in 2012. It also held on to its position as the second-best in Asia, after Tokyo University.
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Here is the full statement from the National University of Singapore:
NUS has advanced to the 26th position in the latest 2013-2014 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, up three places from last year.
Based on 13 performance indicators, the Rankings examine a university's strengths in five areas - Teaching, Research, Citation, Industry Income and International Outlook.
NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan expressed delight in the latest results. "We have kept a strong focus on enhancing the value and impact of our work through continually raising the quality of our faculty and the impact of their teaching, scholarship and thought-leadership; pioneering fresh approaches to education such as at NUS' new University Town and in the establishment of the Yale-NUS College; bringing together the best NUS researchers across disciplines to stimulate new thinking in integrative research clusters; and striving to differentiate ourselves in education, research and its application, and in thought-leadership as a global university centred in Asia," he said.
Phil Baty, Editor of THE Rankings, pointed out that NUS' continued rise up the rankings is particularly impressive, demonstrating its strength across the board on a wide range of metrics. He said: "NUS has established itself as a true global force - a magnet for global talent with particularly outstanding scores for its international outlook. NUS is not just rising in status in the Asia-Pacific region, but also proving its excellence against the best that the US, UK, Canada and the rest of Asia has to offer."