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NUS beats University of Hong Kong in world's university rankings

NTU also notch higher this time around.

Two of the oldest universities in Singapore have made a marked improvement in this year's Times Higher Education World University rankings.

The National University of Singapore ranked 11 up from 40th to 29th, beating University of Hong Kong as second best in Asia.

The Nanyang Technological University meanwhile rose sharply from 169th last year to 86th. This resulted in NTU breaking into Asia's 15 best this year. 

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