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Malaysian Universities Move Up in QS World Universities Ranking

by StudyMalaysia.com on September 23, 2014 | Top Stories

Five Malaysian universities move up in QS world universities ranking. Can you guess which ones made it to top 400?

The university that leads this year's global top ten QS World University Rankings is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, for the third year running.

Coming after MIT in the top ten ranking are the University of Cambridge (UK), Imperial College London (UK), Harvard University (US), University of Oxford (UK), UCL (University College London) (UK), Stanford University (US), California Institute of Technology, (US), Princeton University (US) and Yale University (US).

Meanwhile, how did Malaysian universities fare in this global ranking that measures the four key pillars of research, teaching, employability and internationalisation?

Overall, the top public universities in Malaysia improved their ranking with Universiti Malaya (UM) rising to 151 (from 167 last year) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at 259th place (from 269 last year). Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) had the most marked improvement – up 61 ranks to 294 (from 355 last year).

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) also improved 46 ranks up at 309th place (from 355 last year) while Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) made it to 376 from the 411-420 category.

In the QS University Rankings: Asia 2014, the top ten universities in Asia are led by Singapore, Korea and China.

The top university is National University of Singapore (NUS) and followed by KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Peking University, Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH), and The University of Tokyo.

In this ranking of universities in Asia, Universiti Malaya (UM) ranked 32 followed by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at 56, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) at 57, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) at 66, and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) at 76.

QS University Ranking 2014

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