(27 March 2014) Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has rocketed up the global top 100 in the Nature Publishing Index. NTU recorded a 250 per cent increase in its research output and soared 144 places, to be ranked 73rd internationally. NTU is also ranked 12th in the Asia-Pacific region, climbing 23 spots from 35th last year.
A key factor to NTU’s rise in the Nature Publishing Index, which is based on papers published in a single calendar year, has been the five research papers it published as a single institution (i.e. research by NTU scientists only), as well as from the rise in the total number of papers that NTU published singly or jointly with other institutions in the Nature journals. It went up from 14 in 2012 to 37 in 2013. Half of these papers were led by NTU researchers.
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