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UM in top 30 of emerging economies

May 13, 2018 | National News

UNIVERSITI Malaya (UM) has made it into the top 30 universities among the emerging economies of the world.

Malaysia’s oldest varsity is ranked 27th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Ranking 2018.

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Universiti Tenaga Nasional also join the table for the first time at number 114 and 159 respectively.

“It’s fantastic to see UM ranked in the elite Top 30,” said THE global rankings editorial director Phil Baty.

He added that the university is the highest ranked institution in Malaysia and Asean.

“UM has stood out through impressive scores in particular for its international outlook, citation impact and industry income.

“To improve still further, it needs to also focus on developing its research capacity – key, alongside a strong international outlook, for ascending these important rankings,” he said.

Besides UM, eight other Malaysian universities are represented this year, up from seven last year.

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