Singapore varsities tops in IT, media and English studies

Singapore may not be Silicon Valley, New York, London or Oxford. But Singapore is one of the best places in the world for computer science, communication and media, and English language and literature studies. And for politics and international relations studies as well.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) ranks eighth in computer science,  fourth in communication and media studies – only one place behind Columbia University – and shares 10th place with Berkeley in politics and international studies  in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In English language and literature, NUS ranks 14th.

NUS is also 14th in economics – just behind Oxford,  UPenn and New York University but ahead of UCLA  and Northwestern — 20th in medicine and 22nd in law.

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is 22nd in computer science and 11th in communication and media studies, ahead of MIT and New York University.

The rankings, according to QS, are based on academics, feedback from employers, citations and what it calls an H-index which attempts to measure the productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar.

Computer Science and Information Systems
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
2Stanford UniversityUSA
3University of OxfordUK
4Carnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
5University of CambridgeUK
6Harvard UniversityUSA
7University of California, BerkeleyUSA
8National University of SingaporeSingapore
9ETH ZurichSwitzerland
10University of Hong KongHong Kong
11Princeton UniversityUSA
12Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
13University of MelbourneAustralia
14University of California, Los AngelesUSA
15University of EdinburghUK
16University of TorontoCanada
17Ecole Polytechnique Federale du LausanneSwitzerland
18Imperial College LondonUK
19Chinese University of Hong KongUSA
20University of TokyoJapan
21Australian National UniversityAustralia
22Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore



Communication and Media Studies
1University of California, BerkeleyUSA
2University of Texas at AustinUSA
3Columbia UniversityUSA
4National University of SingaporeSingapore
5University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
6University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
7University of AmsterdamNetherlands
8Michigan State UniversityUSA
8Stanford UniversityUSA
10University of California, Los AngelesUSA
11Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
12Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
13New York UniversityUSA
14University of MelbourneAustralia
15University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUSA
16University of SydneyAustralia
17University of Missouri, ColumbiaUSA
18University of MichiganUSA
19University of WestminsterUK
20University of QueenslandAustralia
21Monash UniversityAustralia
22Yale UniversityUSA
23University of PennsylvaniaUSA
24London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK


English language and literature
1University of OxfordUK
2University of CambridgeUK
3Harvard UniversityUSA
4University of California, BerkeleyUSA
5Yale UniversityUSA
6Stanford UniversityUSA
7Princeton UniversityUSA
8University of California, Los AngelesUSA
9University of ChicagoUSA
10Columbia UniversityUSA
10University of EdinburghUK
12University of SydneyAustralia
13University of MelbourneAustralia
14National University of SingaporeSingapore
15University of TorontoCanada
16University College LondonUK
17University of MichiganUSA
18University of QueenslandAustralia
19Duke UniversityUSA
19University of British ColumbiaCanada
21Cornell UniversityUSA
22University of PennsylvaniaUSA


Economics and Econometrics
1Harvard UniversityUSA
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA
3London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
4University of ChicagoUSA
5University of California, BerkeleyUSA
6Stanford UniversityUSA
7Princeton UniversityUSA
8Yale UniversityUSA
9University of CambridgeUK
10Columbia UniversityUSA
11University of OxfordUK
12University of PennsylvaniaUSA
13New York UniversityUSA
14National University of SingaporeSingapore
15University of California, Los AngelesUSA
16University College LondonUK
17University BocconiItaly
18Northwestern UniversityUSA
19University of WarwickUK
20University of MelbourneAustralia


Politics and International Studies
1Harvard UniversityUSA
2London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
3Yale UniversityUSA
4University of OxfordUK
5Princeton UniversityUSA
6Australian National UniversityAustralia
7University of CambridgeUK
8Columbia UniversityUSA
9University of TokyoJapan
10National University of SingaporeSingapore
10University of California, BerkeleyUSA
12University of Hong KongHong Kong
13University of KyotoJapan
14New York UniversityUSA
15Georgetown UniversityUSA


1University of CambridgeUK
2University of OxfordUK
3Princeton UniversityUSA
4University of ChicagoUSA
5Yale UniversityUSA
6London School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
7Australian National UniversityAustralia
8Columbia UniversityUSA
9University of California, Los AngelesUSA
10University of California, BerkeleyUSA

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