Subject ranking places FASS top in Asia

NUS is the only Asian university to gain a position in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of 10 best universities worldwide, with 11 subjects attaining a top-10 ranking in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The University is also ranked in the top 50 for 34 subjects out of the 48 disciplines analysed by QS. 11 of those subjects are housed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Environmental Sciences is co-hosted with Faculty of Science). Overall, FASS is ranked in the global top 20 in the broad subject areas in Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Management.

Broad Subject Areas:

Broad Subject Areas
Global Asia
Arts & Humanities 18 2
Social Sciences & Management 7 1


By Subject:

Subject Global Rank Asia Rank
Anthropology 21 1
Communications & Media Studies 14 2
Economics & Econometrics 20 1
English Language & Literature 15 1
Geography 10 1
History 24 2
Linguistics 21 4
Modern Languages 14 4
Philosophy 51-100 6
Politics & International Studies 12 1
Psychology 51-100 3
Sociology 17 1
Environmental Sciences 10 1

Invitation to participate in the SBPA Internship Programme 2018



The SBPA is looking for undergraduate interns to participate in its book publishing internshipprogramme, which will run from 21 May to 27 July 2018. Selected students can look forward to interning at one of SBPA’s participating member companies during this period (at Appendix A).

Interns will attend training seminars conducted by experienced SBPA staff on relevant skills in book publishing, such as copyediting, proofreading, book marketing and book designing. Interns will also get to visit printing companies and bookstores to better understand the final stages of book production. Classroom-based activities will be organised at the end of every training seminar to reinforce the lessons learnt.

A supervisor/mentor will be assigned to guide the intern throughout the programme. The remuneration for this programme will be $600.00 per month.


i) Students majoring in arts, business, design, marketing, science and social sciences-related subjects

ii) Excellent written and spoken English. Proficiency in either Mandarin, Malay or Tamil will be an added advantage

iii) Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in groups when required

iv) Meticulous and resourceful, with the ability to multitask

v) Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

vi) Positive attitude and a willingness to learn

Other qualities

i) Proficiency in PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator is welcomed but candidates must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications

How to apply

Please complete the Internship Application Form and the Internship Application Questions found in this document and send those, along with a copy of your CV to The closing date for applications is 1800hrs, on Friday 23 March 2018.