NTU Ranked Top 10 Globally in 10 Subjects by Shanghai Ranking

NTU Ranked Top 10 Globally in 10 Subjects by Shanghai Ranking

NTU Singapore continues to maintain its leading position in the global academic landscape with 10 subjects among the world's Top 10 for the second year running. This is according to the latest Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

A total of 47 NTU subjects were ranked in the global ranking this year, of which 22 were listed among the Top 50 worldwide. These 22 subjects included 17 Engineering subjects, 4 Social Sciences subjects and 1 Natural Sciences subject.

NTU’s Nanoscience & Nanotechnology led the list, maintaining its No. 1 position for the fifth consecutive year. Another eight NTU Engineering subjects were ranked among the world’s Top 10: Energy Science (2nd), Automation & Control (5th), Telecommunication Engineering (6th), Instruments Science & Technology (6th), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (8th), Computer Science (8th), Transportation Science (8th) and Materials Science (9th). Other notable successes were Mining & Mineral Engineering that debuted at 36th place, and Metallurgical Engineering that broke into the world's Top 50 at 46th position.

In Social Sciences, NTU’s Communication climbed four places from 9th position to 5th this year, while Finance rose five places to 37th. Other Social Sciences subjects in the Top 50 were Library & Information Science (43rd) and Management (48th).

In Natural Sciences, NTU’s Chemistry ranked 11th. The NTU subjects ranked in the global Top 50 were:


S/N Subject Name Faculty 2021 Global rank
1 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Engineering 1
2 Energy Science Engineering 2
3 Automation & Control Engineering 5
4 Communication Social Sciences 5
5 Telecommunication Engineering 6
6 Instruments Science & Technology Engineering 6
7 Electrical & Electronic Engineering 8
8 Computer Science Engineering 8
9 Transportation Science Engineering 8
10 Materials Science Engineering 10
11 Chemistry Natural Sciences 11
12 Civil Engineering 13
13 Chemical Engineering 16
14 Marine/Ocean Engineering 25
15 Mechanical Engineering 32
16 Biomedical Engineering 32
17 Mining & Mineral (New) Engineering 36
18 Aerospace Engineering 37
19 Finance Social Sciences 37
20 Library & Information Science Social Sciences 43
21 Metallurgical Engineering 46
22 Management Social Sciences 48



The data for the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects is compiled by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organisation dedicated to research on higher education intelligence and consultation. It has been the official publisher of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) since 2009.

For more information about Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021, visit: ShanghaiRanking.

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