NTU is placed 12th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2020. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the seventh consecutive year in 2020. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.
In engineering and technology, NTU is ranked 8th worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. Mirroring this success is the College of Science, whose young chemistry department is placed 4th in the US News & World Report’s Best Global Universities Rankings 2019. Boosted by research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU is also strengthening its foothold in areas such as biomedicine and life sciences.
Talent Recruitment and Career Support (TRACS) Office is the university’s new initiatives to facilitate the attraction of talents such as postdocs, early-career faculty members and established scientists. TRACS will coordinate the management, placement, mobility, performance management and other related aspects of early career faculty and research staff recruited under talent attraction programmes such as the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship; Nanyang Assistant Professorship (NAP); Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellowship (PPF); and the endowed PPF schemes (including the Gopalakrishnan-NTU PPF and the Wallenberg-NTU PPF).