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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
Rank Institution Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
2 Stanford University USA
3 University of Oxford UK
4 Carnegie Mellon University USA
5 University of Cambridge UK
6 Harvard University USA
7 University of California, Berkeley USA
8 National University of Singapore Singapore
9 ETH Zurich Switzerland
10 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
11 Princeton University USA
12 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
13 University of Melbourne Australia
14 University of California, Los Angeles USA
15 University of Edinburgh UK
16 University of Toronto Canada
17 Ecole Polytechnique Federale du Lausanne Switzerland
18 Imperial College London UK
19 Chinese University of Hong Kong USA
20 University of Tokyo Japan
21 Australian National University Australia
22 Nanyang Technological University Singapore

 

 

Communication and Media Studies
1 University of California, Berkeley USA
2 University of Texas at Austin USA
3 Columbia University USA
4 National University of Singapore Singapore
5 University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
6 University of Southern California USA
7 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
8 Michigan State University USA
8 Stanford University USA
10 University of California, Los Angeles USA
11 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
13 New York University USA
14 University of Melbourne Australia
15 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA
16 University of Sydney Australia
17 University of Missouri, Columbia USA
18 University of Michigan USA
19 University of Westminster UK
20 University of Queensland Australia
21 Monash University Australia
22 Yale University USA
23 University of Pennsylvania USA
24 London School of Economics and Political Science UK

 

English language and literature
1 University of Oxford UK
2 University of Cambridge UK
3 Harvard University USA
4 University of California, Berkeley USA
5 Yale University USA
6 Stanford University USA
7 Princeton University USA
8 University of California, Los Angeles USA
9 University of Chicago USA
10 Columbia University USA
10 University of Edinburgh UK
12 University of Sydney Australia
13 University of Melbourne Australia
14 National University of Singapore Singapore
15 University of Toronto Canada
16 University College London UK
17 University of Michigan USA
18 University of Queensland Australia
19 Duke University USA
19 University of British Columbia Canada
21 Cornell University USA
22 University of Pennsylvania USA

 

Economics and Econometrics
1 Harvard University USA
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA
3 London School of Economics and Political Science UK
4 University of Chicago USA
5 University of California, Berkeley USA
6 Stanford University USA
7 Princeton University USA
8 Yale University USA
9 University of Cambridge UK
10 Columbia University USA
11 University of Oxford UK
12 University of Pennsylvania USA
13 New York University USA
14 National University of Singapore Singapore
15 University of California, Los Angeles USA
16 University College London UK
17 University Bocconi Italy
18 Northwestern University USA
19 University of Warwick UK
20 University of Melbourne Australia

 

Politics and International Studies
1 Harvard University USA
2 London School of Economics and Political Science UK
3 Yale University USA
4 University of Oxford UK
5 Princeton University USA
6 Australian National University Australia
7 University of Cambridge UK
8 Columbia University USA
9 University of Tokyo Japan
10 National University of Singapore Singapore
10 University of California, Berkeley USA
12 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
13 University of Kyoto Japan
14 New York University USA
15 Georgetown University USA

 

History
1 University of Cambridge UK
2 University of Oxford UK
3 Princeton University USA
4 University of Chicago USA
5 Yale University USA
6 London School of Economics and Political Science UK
7 Australian National University Australia
8 Columbia University USA
9 University of California, Los Angeles USA
10 University of California, Berkeley USA

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