Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has scored its best performance with five subject areas in the global top 10 and 21 other subjects are now in world's top 50, as per the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject that was announced on Wednesday, February 27. The five best subjects are Materials Science, which is in the top three, followed by Electrical & Electronic Engineering (6th). NTU's Communication & Media Studies (8th), Chemistry (9th) and Civil & Structural Engineering (10th). There are six more subjects, which were positioned in top 20 and these are Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (11th), Chemical Engineering (12th), Computer Science & Information Systems (12th), Environmental Sciences (14th), Education (14th), and Library & Information Management (18th). The institution also improved in 17 out of the 21 subjects that are ranked in the top 50 that includes Psychology, which has moved to … [Read more...] about Education: Now five NTU subjects are in global top 10 list
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Identifying anniversaries to celebrate is not exactly the most pressing issue facing the scientific community these days. There’s much more important stuff. Like articulating the seriousness of climate change and searching for new knowledge that will aid in combatting it. Or coping with sexual harassment and discrimination. Or securing reliable funding from a nonfunctioning government. Not to mention figuring out what dark matter is. Still, maintaining sanity requires occasional diversion from all the sources of darkness, despair and despondency. In bleak days it sometimes helps to recall happier moments and reflect on some of science’s great accomplishments and the scientists responsible for them. Fortunately 2019 offers numerous opportunities for celebration, many more than can fit in a Top 10. So don’t be dismayed if your favorite isn’t listed (such as J. Presper Eckert’s centennial, John Couch Adams’ or Jean Foucault’s 200th birthday or … [Read more...] about Top 10 science anniversaries to celebrate in 2019
Jan 24, 5:49 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 01/24/19 AT 5:45 AM The World Health Organization (WHO) has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the main threats to public health in its 2019 10 Threats to Global Health list. Its inclusion drew a lot of stunned reactions, particularly from people against vaccinations who have accused the institution of devolving from being a “sterling” agency to a “subsidiary of the pharmaceuticals industry.”In an interview with Healthline, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., anti-vaccine activist and chairman of the Children’s Health Defense, was quoted saying that the WHO deliberately ignored research and was using its latest 10 Threats to Global Health list to steer international health policies. Conversely, the same report cited Vanderbilt University School of Medicine professor Dr. William Schaffner’s surprised … [Read more...] about ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ In WHO’s Top 10 Health Threats For 2019 With Ebola, HIV
source Getty Images In 2018, scientists around the world published studies about a wide range of new discoveries. Their research uncovered new truths about what’s best for human health, how we’re impacting our planet, and the rise of fake news. Here are the 10 most-discussed scientific studies of the year – research that outraged, fascinated, frustrated, intrigued, delighted, and changed the world. Scientific discovery can be a quiet enterprise. A lot of scientific research happens in windowless laboratories, behind glowing computer screens, and out in remote fields and forests. But when scientists publish their work, they let the world in on what they’ve found. A new scientific study can captivate the public imagination, stoke vibrant discussion, or even change public policy. Such was the case for a few of the most talked-about scientific findings of the year. The following list of the top 10 science … [Read more...] about The most buzzed-about science findings of 2018 include advice on dieting, drinking, and saving the planet. Here are the top 10.
National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates taking a group photo. The Straits Times The best students may graduate from some of the world’s most prestigious universities, but does that make them employable? According to a new study, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is one of the top universities for employability in the world. The Global University Employability Ranking published by Times Higher Education puts Singapore at 10th place among 250 universities across 41 countries. Designed by French HR consultancy Emerging, the global survey asked 7,000 recruiters from 22 countries which universities they thought were the best at preparing graduates for the workplace. NUS, which is ranked 23rd on the World University Ranking, was just one of two universities in Asia which made the top 10, the other being Tokyo University at ninth place. This was a jump in six spots for the Singapore institution from last year’s ranking. Read also: NUS is no longer Asia’s … [Read more...] about Recruiters around the world say NUS graduates are among the top 10 most employable in the world