Universiti Malaya Rose 11 Spots In This Year’s QS World Varsity Rankings!

Universiti Malaya (UM) rose 11 places to the 59th spot in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

According to the Malay Mail, twelve other Malaysian higher learning institutions also improved their rankings this year while six remained stable and only two lost ground. 

universiti malaya rose 11 spots in this year’s qs world varsity rankings!Photo via Malay Mail

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the compilers of the QS World University Rankings Portfolio said in a statement: “UM improves its performance across four of the six metrics utilised by QS, including the noteworthy rise of 76 places in citations per faculty, the research impact indicator.”

The three local universities that broke into the world’s top 150 QS universities list are: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Impressively, UPM rose 27 places to land at the 132nd spot, while UKM rose 19 places to be at the 141st spot followed right behind by USM, which climbed 23 places to take the 142nd place. 

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia also improved its place when it rose 30 spots in the 187th rank, giving Malaysia five universities among the world’s top 200.

Malaysian private university, Taylor’s University made the most impressive leap ever placing itself to the 379th spot, jumping 135 places to break into the world’s top 400 universities for the first time ever.

Ben Sowter, QS research director said Malaysian universities in its rankings is the result of concerted efforts and sustained investment, “The reputation of local universities is growing steadily among the international academic community and global employers. The positive trend must be celebrated as it is an extraordinary result especially considering that the rankings are dynamic and very competitive.”

Wow, keep up the good work, Malaysia! Let’s aim for the top 10 spot, next! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat