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NUS ranks 2nd in Asia University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked second in the first-ever Asia University Rankings published by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

The new Asian rankings list the top institutions across 15 countries or regions in Asia, including Turkey and the Middle East.

The Asian rankings are based on the same performance indicators and methodology as the established THE World University Rankings. In this year's worldwide rankings, NUS is the 29th.

The THE World University Rankings 2012-2013 are the only global university performance tables to judge universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

NUS president, Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said: "NUS' continued progress is a result of consistent support from the Singapore government, and our focus on nurturing and recruiting top-rate faculty, researchers and students. We will maintain our distinctive global and Asian orientation as we continue to pursue excellence in education and research to benefit Singapore, the region and beyond."

Mr Phil Baty, editor at Times Higher Education Rankings, said: "NUS has already proven its world-class credentials against our wide range of 13 rigorous performance indicators, taking a top 30 position in the world. But this new Asia University Ranking puts that performance into clearer context; it has taken the number two position in Asia, beating all rival institutions from China, Hong Kong, South Korea and right across the Asian continent."

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