Dear A.S.S. Editor
Our very own NUS has been named by the Times Higher Education as the fourth most international university! Yup, number four, higher than even Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, and only losing out to fellow Asian college – University of Hong Kong – which ranked third, and first and second placed Swiss universities ETH Zurich and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
The ranking takes into account a university’s proportions of international students, international staff and journal publications with at least one international co-author. The ranking also takes into account the universities’ international reputation. What this means is that even though it is true that NUS has a very well-thought of education reputation in the world, they also have a very high proportion of foreign students to domestic students. What this makes it to see to the average man on the street is that this seems like our very own top university is pulling in more and more international students, while our students from the local polytechnics find it hard to get a place in the university.
Congrats to the NUS for this achievement, which is regarded by the NUS president as a strong recognition of its global approach to education and research. While America is going towards “America First” our local top university is going towards “world first, local students later”