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Five Malaysian universities rank top 50 in Asia

by StudyMalaysia.com on October 17, 2017 | Top Stories

Five Malaysian universities rank top 50 in Asia - StudyMalaysia.com

In the latest QS Asia University Rankings 2018 that features over 400 universities and 17 different countries, Malaysian universities record their best ever performance with five Malaysian universities in the top 50 ranking.

According to QS, this year’s rankings were compiled by assessing universities on 10 different indicators, including the proportion of academic staff qualified to PhD level and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students at the university.

A total of 27 Malaysian public and private universities were included in the ranking, out of which 22 rank within Asia’s top 300. Eighteen of these universities also showed improvement in their rank. Leading the top of the table is Universiti Malaya which jumped three spots from 27 to 24. The university with the most impressive improvement in rank is UCSI University which climbed from 343 to a shared position of 212.

 

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Malaysian universities in top 300 of the QS Asia University Rankings 2018

Institution Type 2018 ranking 2017 ranking
Universiti Malaya (UM)

IPTA

24

27

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

IPTA

=36

49

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

IPTA

43

55

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

IPTA

46

51

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

IPTA

49

63

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (PETRONAS)

IPTS

101

127

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

IPTA

131

137

Taylor's University

IPTS

=150

179

Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

IPTA

158

181

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

IPTA

=163

151

Multimedia University (MMU)

IPTS

=179

193

UCSI University

IPTS

=212

343

Management And Science University

IPTS

=217

-

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology

IPTS

=219

299

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP)

IPTA

221

229

University of Malaysia Sabah (UMS)

IPTA

222

218

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)

IPTS

243

300

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)

IPTA

=247

261

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

IPTS

251-260

266

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

IPTA

271-280

280

Universiti malaysia Pahang (UMP)

IPTA

281-290

291

Sunway University

IPTS

291-300

-

 

Leading the top 10 universities in Asia is Nanyang Technological University which has displaced National University of Singapore as number one. The top 10 universities are represented by two universities from Singapore, four from Hong Kong, one from South Korea and three from China.

 

  1. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore
  2. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  3. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  4. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  5. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  6. Tsinghua University, China
  7. Fudan University, China
  8. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  9. Peking University, China
  10. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong

 

Source:

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings/2018

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