NUS Law top in Asia and 14th in World

NUS Law leads Asia as the region’s top law school, reaffirming its position in the legal fraternity and its status as Asia’s Global Law School. In the latest report by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2015, NUS Law was ranked 1st in Asia and 14th in the world.

Regaining its leading position in Asia, and climbing five positions in the global rankings, NUS Law’s strong showing is a result of the faculty’s academic reputation, research impact and reputation among employers.

Dean of NUS Law, Professor Simon Chesterman says: “Everyone involved knows that such rankings can only measure at best part of what any law school does, but I was pleased to see that NUS Law was placed clearly as the best in Asia and 14th in the world. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to make NUS Law what it is today – our faculty and staff, our students, and in particular our alumni, whose reputation among employers is one of the key drivers of this most recent success.”

The QS Rankings also named NUS among the world’s 10 best universities for 11 subjects across disciplines in Architecture/Built Environment, Engineering, Science, and the Social Sciences. The University is also Asia’s best across 21 subjects (including Law), up from 18 subjects last year.

NUS makes the top 50 worldwide for a total of 30 subjects, where it was ranked in 31 out of the 36 subjects relevant to the University. It is also the best-performing Asian university, topping the list of universities outside the UK and US with the most number of subjects within the top 10 ranking.

Said NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan: “Our strong performance in the latest subject rankings is a testament to the powerful commitment of our talented professors and graduates to excellence, and the contributions they have been making. The confidence of academics and employers around the world in NUS serves as a reminder and encouragement to all of us at the University to continue sharpening our focus on educational innovation and high-impact research, with the aim of creating distinctive value for Singapore and the communities around us.”

Added Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost: “We are truly pleased that there is global and Asian appreciation of our efforts to ensure that the NUS curriculum remains relevant to industry, and future needs. The close synergy between academics and employers continues to inspire the culture of excellence and innovation at NUS. Our aim … is to nurture graduates who will be ‘future-ready’ for impactful careers that will make a difference to Singapore and beyond.”

Believed to be the largest of its kind, the yearly subject rankings are based on surveys conducted on 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, together with the analysis of 17.3 million research papers and more than 100 million citations.