NTU is pleased to report the university has been ranked in 26 subjects in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which was released on May 8. The annual survey lists the 200 leading universities across 30 subjects. Subject ranking criteria are academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and h-index. Quacquarelli Symonds evaluated 2,858 universities for this year’s rankings.
Among the 26 subjects for which NTU was ranked this year, 24 stand among the top 100 institutions. Even more impressive, eight subjects rank in the top 50. These are Chemical Engineering (36th), CiviI and Structural Engineering (32nd), Electrical and Electronic Engineering (24th), Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (37th), Pharmacy and Pharmacology (38th), Chemistry (46th), Earth and Marine Sciences (49th) and Materials Sciences (34th).
In the 2012 rankings, 24 subjects at NTU made it into the top 200. The university’s improvement to the inclusion of 26 subjects this year demonstrates the steady advances NTU is making in all subjects as a result of the NT$50 billion in funding provided over five years by the Ministry of Education.
NTU will continue to push forward a range of strategies aimed at boosting educational standards, recruiting exceptional teaching and research faculty, achieving balanced development across fields as well as breakthroughs in key areas, and promoting the internationalization of academics. These efforts will promote across-the-board improvements in all areas of education and research, enhance the university’s international visibility in academics and propel NTU into the ranks of the world’s 50 most elite universities.
Quacquarelli Symonds began compiling the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2011. The company also publishes the QS World University Rankings, which together with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, is considered one of the three most respected world university rankings.