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9 Subjects from NTNU are in the QS Rankings by Subject

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 for 2016 were announced on March 22nd .A total number of 28 subjects of NTNU are being ranked and now it has entered the rankings in a total of 9 subjects. When compared with the result of last year, mechanical engineering, physics and astronomy are new subjects of this year. Moreover, the education subject has made it into the top 50 subjects in the world for consecutive 3 years, making NTNU the only university in Taiwan that is part of the top 50s in the category of Civil & Structural Engineering.
In addition to the excellent results in the field of education in the subject area of social sciences, NTNU is also ranked among the world’s top 200 universities in two fields within the arts and humanities subject area, namely modern languages and linguistics. For the fourth year in a row, NTNU is ranked between 51 and 100 in linguistics. NTNU has risen to between 101 and 150 in modern languages and is once again ranked between 201 and 250 in English language & literature.
In the subject area of engineering & technology, NTNU is now ranked between 251 and 300 in electrical and electronic engineering, between 201 to 300 in electrical engineering and between 351 and 400 in information science. In the subject area of natural science, chemistry, physics and astronomy are ranked between 301 and 350. 
QS World University Rankings first began publishing its rankings in 2011. Universities are ranked within 5 subject areas, with a total of 42 subjects. Rankings are based on four factors, including academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and the H-index. However, since various subjects differ, weightings are adapted for each discipline. Between 100 and 400 schools are ranked, depending on the numbers and scales of schools, in each subject.
According to the Office of Research and Development, more subjects of NTNU are on the list. There were only education and linguistic in 2013, but now in 2016, 9 subjects have made their way. What’s more important is that there are 2 more subjected being ranked from the subject area of engineering & technology and the subject area of natural sciences, showing that NTNU is becoming a comprehensive University.
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