NTU rated 5 stars


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8 Jun 2011
SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the first university in Singapore to be rated five stars under a new QS Stars rating system.

The new system is a comprehensive evaluation by Quacquarelli Symonds, an information provider for higher education that is behind the annual QS World University Rankings.

According to QS, a typical five-star university is generally world class in a broad range of areas, enjoys a high reputation and has cutting edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.

NTU joins an international league of similarly acclaimed universities such as Cambridge, Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that have also been awarded a five-star rating.

The QS Stars rating system examines institutional performance against a greater range of criteria than are included in any university ranking.

Universities receive an overall star rating out of five, but also receive individual ratings in 30 different areas covering research, employability, teaching, infrastructure, internationalisation, innovation, engagement, as well as their ranking within a specialist subject.

Managing director of QS Asia, Mandy Mok, said NTU has performed exceptionally well in all eight key areas.

It earned full marks for graduate employability, internationalisation, innovation and knowledge transfer, and community engagement.

It also achieved full marks in many of the criteria in the other four key areas.

Overall, NTU was given 948 points out of a maximum of 1,000 points.