Top Universities in Singapore – NUS and NTU

Undoubtedly the top ranked universities in Singapore are NUS and NTU!

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 33 in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007.

According to the Financial Times (FT) 2006 EMBA ranking of the Top 85 EMBA programs, NUS Business School rises in rankings for Executive MBA programs to be among world’s Top 29.
NUS Business School did extremely well in two of the sub-categories – it came out Top 5 for the categories of ‘International Attendees’, and ‘Top Salaries in IT/ Telecommunications’.

According to the THES 2006 World Ranking in the field of technology, NUS Faculty of Engineering ranked 8th in the World’s top 100 in Technology

According to the Newsweek Ranking of Global University, NUS is ranked 36th in the top 100 universities.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the world’s top 20 technological university!

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007, NTU is ranked 69 in the world.

The university has 2 campuses in Singapore: NTU at one-north campus and the Yunnan Garden campus. NTU at one-north campus is located next to Biopolis, the Singapore biomedical research hub. NTU has strong reputation overseas, linkages with world famous universities such as University of Washington, Stanford University, MIT, Cambridge, to name a few.

It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Accountancy, Business, Communication Studies, Engineering, Science and Arts.

The university is recognized globally for its excellence in science and engineering. The College of Engineering is one of the world largest engineering colleges, with 6 engineering schools offering a variety of programs and specializations to meet the needs of many students.

It is also home to the National Institute of Education (NIE), which is the only teacher training institute in Singapore. NIE provides educational services to countries such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the first Singapore professional art school offering courses in art, design and media.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) offers one of the world top 100 MBA programs. According to the Financial Times survey (published in Jan 2007), its MBA program is ranked Number 1 in Singapore and Number 2 in Asia.

Improving University Technology Transfer Outreach Efforts by Using Social Media

Technology transfer and licensing are integral to business creation and growth in the US. The push is on in the US to create more jobs, and largely through creating new companies, and expanding small-to-midcap businesses, especially those whose classic markets, such as services, are in upheaval as evidenced in the Federal Government services contractor community.

Historically, small businesses hire more people than large businesses. With so many new technologies available for development support, such as cloud computing and an expanding suite of SaaS offerings, the cost of infrastructure – often a major background cost to a firm – can be more effectively planned, budgeted and managed. This also saves time and energy in start-ups.

While the primary sources for licensable technology in the US are commercial entities, universities, and internal Federal Labs and Federally funded labs in academia, universities have the broadest array of commercializable technology, and the best ecosystems for support of spinouts/new starts.

Local spinouts/new starts are of importance since they bring jobs to the local economy. A university on the east coast would like the spinout in its back yard, not in California or Oregon, for example. The difference can be extremely significant in economic value — licensee fees and royalties of x value for a licensee based in and commercializing the licensed technology in California for example, versus jobs and all the flow-down economic impact of having that company in the back yard on the east coast.

But in surveying the university marketing landscape there seems to be a lack of effective outreach and marketing programs by the universities. Many have a pull approach — excellent sites, on-line databases of licensable technology, excellent reports on their achievements… but often little visibility. You have to know where to go to find the information. Of course, push and pull marketing and sales are relative to where you are standing and your point of view, but generally, the university’s name, reputation, and prior work are the pull. Yes, many universities attend technology and innovation events, and you can search sites, or even a patent portal. But it is still pull marketing.

In fact, looking at 200 universities` web sites, not a single one had technology transfer on the home page by mention or link you had to look to find it. I randomly looked at several universities Face book pages, and not a single one emphasized its technology transfer programs or achievements.

At the Customer 360 conference in LA, Gartner Group projected the impact of social media on customer relationship management — essentially marketing/sales. The impact on firms without social media programs is significant. Since technology transfer IS a very real multi-billion/year business, it ought to be a cornerstone in universities’ efforts, if not already implemented or planned.

QS World University Rankings For Electrical Engineering

The commercialization of electric telegraph, telephone, and electric power distribution and use in mid of 19th century identified one of the most well known and highly paid professions called electrical engineering.

They generally deal with electricity but are not limited to. They also deal with a wide range of subfields such as electronics, electromagnetism, telecommunications and more.

After the discovery of Ohm’s law in 19th century, the first chair and worldwide faculty of electrical engineering was founded in Darmstadt University of Technology in 1882.

This branch of physics started to intensify more, when world’s first courses of electrical were introduced by Darmstadt University of Technology and Cornell University in 1983.

Based on QS world University Rankings by subject, we present you the top 5 Universities for electrical engineering 2013.

(MIT)Massachusetts Institute of Technology

First spot in the QS world University Rankings is crowned to MIT, which is also known as the Research Powerhouse. MIT has much notable research work on robotics, nanotechnology, quantum information process, cyber security, bio-EECS, and energy generation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most dominant names for engineering in electrical and computer science (EECS), but it also has many other subject strengths.

Stanford University

United States senator and former governor of California, Leland Stanford and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford founded an educational institute in loving memory of their only son Leland Stanford Jr. in 1891.

The research scope of Stanford University’s electrical engineering faculty is divided into six different categories. These include photonics/EM/quantum, software/hardware systems, bio electrical engineering, electronic systems technology and energy/environment.

This achievement of Stanford University started back in 1893, when University had a professor of engineering of electricity with primary focus on power station engineering.

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

Established in 1868, The University of California, Berkeley has

1,582 full time, 500 part time faculty members
130 academic departments
80 interdisciplinary research units
All the above statistics makes Berkeley University one of the most highly active researches University of the World.

Some of the research departments of the University include artificial intelligence, robotics, physical electronics, and micro/nano electro mechanical systems.

University of Cambridge

After the top 3 spots taken by US based institutes, the United Kingdom origin tech giant, “University of Cambridge” came at fourth spot in QS world University Rankings by subject 2013.

With three dedicated groups for research, the university strongly focuses on photonics studies and research.

Radio frequency and power of microwave for industrial applications, electrical machines and drives’ design, solar cells, and power and energy conversion are some other notable research areas of University of Cambridge.

ETH Zurich

Founded in 1854 by the Swiss Federal Government, the ETH Zurich is one of the most consistent position holders of all major World university rankings. The students and professors of ETH Zurich have been awarded 21 noble prizes, the most famous of which is Albert Einstein.

Imaging technology and neural information processing are the two branches of biomedical engineering that are strongly emphasized by ETH Zurich’s Information Technology and engineering of electricity department.

Automatic control, neuroinformatics, millimeter wave electronics, and integrated systems are some other focused areas of research on ETH Zurich University.

Across 30 different subjects, highlighting the world’s top 200 universities, the first QS World University Rankings very published on 2011.

India’s Top Tech Universities

The Indian techies are always in demand, courtesy to our various premier institutes, which provide world class education facilities and experienced faculty members. It seems that these institutes have undertaken the duty of developing technology experts to make the country proud. Also, these universities have worked hard to satisfy the growing needs for skilled and qualified professionals in every field of technology.

Besides education, these universities have supported in yielding global reputation and garner the Indian talent to meet and justify the growing demands of the industries and corporate sector, globally. The feature here discusses various Indian tech universities, which has an edge over others.

1. Indian Institutes of Technology

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the premier engineering and technology-oriented institutes. They are fifteen in number and all are independent from others. The top most among the IITs are IIT Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur and Delhi. The selection procedure is called as IIT-JEE, which absorbs around 4,000 candidates each year.

The B.Tech degree from the institute is the most enrolled undergraduate course being offered in various streams but Dual Degrees like integrated (five-year) Master of Technology, Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees are also offered. About 15,500 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students study in the IITs, in addition to research scholars.

2. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan)

BITS, Pilani is a renowned science and technology institute of India with three campuses in the country and one campus in Dubai, UAE. It also has an extension centre at Bangalore. The institute is famous for its flexible curriculum and its admission procedure is called as BITSAT, which is quota free.

Founded in 1929, the premier institute absorbs about 4,000 students from all over the world. The total area covered by the institute is over 1,000 acres and offers a three-tier academic structure viz. Integrated First Degree, Higher Degree and Doctoral programs.

3. Anna University

Established in 1978 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Anna University is an unitary type of institute that provides higher education in Engineering, Technology and Allied Sciences. It integrates four other technical institutes in the city. It was originally called as Perarignar Anna University of Technology (PAUT). In 2001, the Anna University was transformed into an affiliating university, which covers over 250 engineering colleges in the state.

Anna University has been producing over 65,000 engineering graduates every year. Also, the institute has registered over 3,800 Ph.D. scholars in various departments and other affiliated colleges. It also has four campuses viz. CEG, ACT and SAP in the main campus and MIT in Chromepet, which have departments of Engineering, Technology and Applied sciences.

World’s top tech universities

According to the latest study for the evaluation of top tech universities all over the world, it is reported that the North American universities dominates the list. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the list maintaining the last year’s rank. Situated in Cambridge, it has five schools and over 34 academic departments.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is behind the list with the rank of tenth on the list. At No. 35, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology jumps four position compared to the last year.