Facts and fig­ures

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WITH gi­gan­tic jumps in global univer­sity rank­ings of 100 places ( Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion) and 33 places (Quacquarelli Sy­monds) in the last three years and rank­ing sec­ond among young uni­ver­si­ties world­wide and No.1 for in­dus­try in­come and in­no­va­tion, the num­bers show why NTU (Nanyang Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity) is a ris­ing star amongst global uni­ver­si­ties. Just check out these sta­tis­tics:

That’s the in­crease in top A-Level stu­dents en­rolling at NTU last year com­pared to 2011. This is a fur­ther jump af­ter the 43% spike in 2012.

NTU’s dou­ble de­gree in Ac­coun­tancy and Busi­ness is the No.2 most pop­u­lar un­der­grad­u­ate pro­gramme in Sin­ga­pore among top stu­dents. Other pro­grammes pop­u­lar with the best and bright­est are the Re­nais­sance En­gi­neer­ing Pro­gramme, Medicine, C N Yang Schol­ars Pro­gramme, Univer­sity Schol­ars Pro­gramme and the dou­ble ma­jor in Bi­o­log­i­cal Sci­ences and Psy­chol­ogy.

The Re­nais­sance En­gi­neer­ing Pro­gramme is the top en­gi­neer­ing pro­gramme in Sin­ga­pore. You can ac­quire both a Bach­e­lor of En­gi­neer­ing Sci­ence and a Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Tech­nol­ogy Man­age­ment in four and a half years. There are just 10 stu­dents to a pro­fes­sor, and 365 days’ worth of over­seas study at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley or Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don, plus in­tern­ships at top firms in Sil­i­con Val­ley or in Europe.

That is how many NTU un­der­grads travel over­seas at least once dur­ing their stud­ies. NTU be­lieves global ex­po­sure is es­sen­tial in to­day’s workplace. So NTU un­der-

> 60% jump:

> 2:

> 1:

> 7 in 10:

grads travel abroad via in­tern­ships, at­tach­ments, ex­changes, sum­mer pro­grammes, in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions and con­fer­ences, and more.

The num­ber of NTU’s part­ner uni­ver­si­ties in 37 coun­tries for stu­dent at­tach­ment pro­grammes. Also, 13 travel sub­si­dies are avail­able, each of­fer­ing a one-time al­lowance of up to a max­i­mum of S$4,800 (RM12,560).

The num­ber of or­gani-

> 260:

> 1,500:

sa­tions that of­fer NTU stu­dents in­tern­ships ev­ery year. Thirty per­cent of these stu­dents clinch a per­ma­nent job at their in­tern­ship com­pa­nies, which in­clude the likes of P&G and Citibank. At ca­reer fairs each year, 220 com­pa­nies of­fer about 3,000 jobs in just about ev­ery in­dus­try.

> 7 in 10:

That’s how many NTU stu­dents get a job of­fer be­fore grad­u­a­tion, with many re­ceiv­ing

mul­ti­ple of­fers.

> S$8,103 (RM21,203):

The high­est aver­age start­ing salary for the top 10%, and it is drawn by dou­ble-de­gree grads in Ac­coun­tancy & Busi­ness. Aero­space En­gi­neer­ing grads have the high­est start­ing mean salary of S$3,443 (RM9,009). Other than teach­ing, the course with the high­est em­ploy­ment rate is Civil En­gi­neer­ing at 100%.

The num­ber of Nanyang

> 353:

One thou­sand five hun­dred or­gan­i­sa­tions

of­fer NTU stu­dents in­tern­ships ev­ery year.

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