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ANG MOH QUESTIONS NTU & NUS TOP RANKINGS IN QS 2018, ACCUSES RANKING OF BEING SHADY

First impressions suggest it is almost laughably inaccurate. UC Berkeley at #27? This is the same university that is affiliated with 91 Nobel Laureates, 13 Fields Medals, 23 Turing Awards and 16 elements of the Periodic Table. The rest of the ranking seems similarly strange as well; NUS and NTU ranked right alongside or higher than Princeton, Cornell, Yale, Columbia and Johns Hopkins? I know these universities have made rapid strides in funding and encouraging cutting edge research, so perhaps it’s inevitable that they’ve caught up and surpassed the more well known Ivy League universities. That is obviously partly the case, but after digging around for a bit, there seems to be a whole host of articles about the flawed methodology and downright shady practices of the QS organisation.

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NTU, NUS IN TOP RANKINGS, BUT DON'T BE TOO HAPPY

I refer to the article “NTU overtakes NUS in latest QS university rankings” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 8). It states that “+Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was on Thursday (Jun 8) named Asia’s top university in the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, surpassing the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the process.

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NUS STUDENT DRIVES UBER SO HE CAN SAVE ENOUGH TO MARRY & BUY HDB FLAT

Contributor Reaz shared a notice put by an Uber driver urging his passengers to give him a 5 star rating as he needed to save enough money for his resale HDB flat downpayment and wished to have a proper wedding with his Cambodian fiance. He is currently in a long distance relationship with his Cambodian girlfriend. So sweet siol!

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NUS HIRES MORE FOREIGN STAFF THAN LOCALS?

Out of 974 research staff, 464 or almost half were from PRC vs only 180 Singaporeans. Singaporeans form only 20% of the total number of research staff. And why were there only 17 UK and 17 US research staff? A top ranking NUS only able to attract hundreds of research staff from a communist third-world country?

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LIFE SCIENCE PHD FROM NUS AND NTU NO MATCH FOR OVERSEAS UNI

As was my opinion in countless other threads of such nature, I maintain that Ph.D in life science especially from NUS/NTU isn't really useful despite what the government likes to say. Singapore, despite whatever, is not a research hub and probably never will be because we are small, our education system do not encourage out of the box thinking and simply because this is not a research hotbed.

Have u all ever been to the university campus of MIT/Harvard or Cambridge? Their very air sizzles with innovation. I am not joking. Have u ever been to NUS or NTU?In Singapore people do a Phd because they are worried that with just a life sci degree they can only wash test tubes, or they are attracted by the idea of a 3K salary not knowing what else to do. It's very different from other good research universities in the world where people do PhDs REALLY because they like to know more about something. These folks spend 7-8 years doing their phd without an attractive pay B/c they really want to learn from some really smart profs in an area they are really interested in.

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NUS GIRL LOOKING FOR "ELITE" BOYFRIEND, GETS BURNT BY NETIZENS

A netizen on NUSWhispers posted a list of criteria for her future boyfriend, but ended up getting roasted by netizens, who felt that her expectations were way beyond normal. According to the anonymous netizen, she was recently cheated on by her boyfriend and is now "in the market to find a new boyfriend".

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PERVERT UNCLE ASKS TO TAKE PHOTOS OF STUDENT'S FEET @ NUS CAMPUS, HAVE U MET HIM?

just got an email about a pervert around campus. 'Bare-footed, he would first ask if the student could spot what was different about himself. He would then identify as a nature lover, and explain that traversing around bare-footed helps him to appreciate nature better. After which, he would ask for permission to take photographs of the students’ feet from various positions – some of which were reportedly compromising.

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NUS STUDENTS TRYING TO BULLY HONEST OLD MAN BUS DRIVER

NUS Students trying to bully on old bus driver. My father is just trying to earn an honest living. My dad was supposed to drive this bunch of NUS Students from Pan Pacific Hotel on 7 April 2017, 11pm. My dad was waiting behind the hotel at 10.30pm and now the person is saying my dad is late.

When my dad called the NUS student, he told him they will be at the lobby then when my dad turned in to the lobby at 11, they weren't there. Then when my dad turned one round in again, he saw them there. When he picked them up, his bus is only permitted to pick up maximum 23 passengers on board but they wanted 28 people on board which is against the law. Now, they're trying to deduct my dad and the private bus company money as they're claiming that my dad is late.

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HR OF CIVIL SERVICE ONLY WANTS NUS AND NTU GRADS?

I am writing to voice my displeasure over some civil service HR department to what I feel is a very discriminatory practice. This is about the hiring of fresh graduates. I notice that the HR of civil service are only really open to graduates that comes from the NUS and NTU.

I know that NUS and NTU are the crown jewel of the Singapore education system. But, for those students who did not make it to the top two local universities, we still try hard to earn that degree through sheer hard work. It does not mean that if our degree comes from a private university, or a foreign university, or even the other local universities , we are less capable. Maybe it took us a longer and different route to reach the degree path, but we study just as hard.

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