The Economist: Where-to-be-born Index 2013, ranked 6 out of 111 countries Today Singapore’s education system is considered the best in the world. Photos, statistics and additional rankings of Singapore. See how Singapore ranks in US News Best Countries. Top 20 Countries with the Best Higher Education System in the World. The top four places are dominated by Asia Pacific education systems, with Hong Kong, Japan and Macau demonstrating strong exam performance. Singapore is the 14th most expensive city in the world to spend a night in. In 2019, the National University of Singapore was ranked the second-best university in Asia and 23rd worldwide by Times Higher Education world university rankings. Any changes to the education system must have the buy-in of society, and particularly Singapore’s parents – after all, it is the people that build the system. Education is of paramount importance to an individual as well as society. Singapore set the standard for exam success by achieving a mean score of 1,655 in the three core subjects tested by PISA’s 2-hour exam in 2016. In 2015 Singaporean students also came first in a new PISA ranking … Singapore is ranked first worldwide for the ease of doing business by the World Bank for 2012, consecutively for 7 years. However, as long as academic results continue to be the determining factor for success among Singaporean parents, no amount of top-down reforms in the education system can change the mindset of its people. The list can be sorted by level of education or by age group. ‘Singapore’s Ascendancy’ Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, said: “Singapore has long been Asia’s most successful higher education system in our rankings, but there is some evidence that its ascendancy may be beginning to increase further.” No matter which region or country we are living in, we must preserve our education system so that it helps us in preserving our knowledge. Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving taxpayers' funding, but also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. Singapore is ranked the #1 most competitive country in the world.