NTNU Excels at QS World Ranking 2019
The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 was announced by Quacquarelli Symonds on February 27th. Three subjects from NTNU are within top 50 of the world, they are Library and Information Management, ranked at 30th, Education and Linguistics, both ranked at 43rd. This is an embodiment of NTNU’s work on Internationalization and cross disciplinary collaboration. Traditional subject is reinforced with latest technology, making NTNU full of academic energy.
Executive Vice President Sung Yao Ting said that, NTNU focus more on Humanities and Social Science and QS values reputation of a university. Therefore, two strategies were developed, one is to be Internationalized in academic research. We encourage teachers to co host research studies with foreign scholars. Second, we encourage students and teachers to go abroad to visit oversea universities and invite foreign scholars to come.
QS World University Rankings covers 48 subjects in 5 fields and is based on four indicators: academic peer review, employer reputation, citations per faculty and H-index. The first two comes from academic researchers and employers that reflects the quality of school education; the latter two are objective statistics that reflect the quality and quantity of academic research. About 1200 universities from 78 countries and regions are included in this ranking. 11 subjects in NTNU made it to the list, making 2019 the best performing year.
With the limited number of faculty, this achievement of the Institute of library and information studies all thanks to the hard-working faculty and students. The support of the administrative team and academic leaders is also an important factor.
As the higher education becomes available for people around the world, the recruitment of excellent teacher and student has entered to a more competitive level. We shall keep working with current resources and attract more excellent teachers and students.
In respond to this, President Wu Cheng Chih stated that the ranking is only a part of the mission of the school. In the future, NTNU will continue to strive to achieve even higher levels of educational and academic excellence and establish the finest campus environment for learning and research. For the benefit of society, NTNU will continue to cultivate leading talent and improve the construction of campus.