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QS World University Rankings 2019

by on June 14, 2018 | Top Stories, University Rankings

QS World University Rankings 2019 -

Discover the world’s top universities this year ranked by QS World University Rankings® 2019. There are some pleasant surprises for Malaysia this year!

Released on 7 June 2018, the results for the QS World University Rankings® 2018 includes 1,000 universities from 85 countries around the world. So which universities made it to the top 10? Here’s the list:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  • Stanford University, United States
  • Harvard University, United States
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  • University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • University of Chicago, United States
  • UCL (University College London), United Kingdom

The top 10 players remain the same as the previous year with the top four positions unchanged. Oxford overtakes Cambridge for the very first time while ETH Zurich jumps from 10th to 7th.

In Malaysia, a total of 13 universities were ranked this year with Universiti Malaya emerging at 87th, its highest ever rank. Most of the other universities showed a marked improvement in their rankings from the previous year; USM had the biggest jump from a ranking of 264 to 207.

Featured for the first time in the QS World University Rankings are UCSI University, Taylor’s University, Universiti Tenaga Nasional and Multimedia University. Appearing at #481, UCSI University is the highest ranked private university in Malaysia.

2019 ranking 2018 ranking 2017 ranking University
=87 =114 =133 Universiti Malaya (UM)
=184 =230 =302 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
202 229 270 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
207 =264 =330 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
228 253 =288 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
481 - - UCSI University
521-530 601-650 601-650 Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Petronas)
601-650 - - Taylor’s University
601-650 701-750 701+ Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
651-700 701-750 601-650 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
701-750 - - Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
751-800 751-800 701+ Universiti Teknologi MARA – UiTM
801-1000 - - Multimedia University (MMU)


Source: QS World University Rankings®

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