A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.
In 2017 NTU was placed 11th in the world and the best in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was again placed the world's best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the fourth consecutive year in 2017. In addition, NTU was named the world's fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015