QS World University Rankings
by StudyMalaysia.com on June 14, 2018 | Top Stories
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|
|521-530||601-650||601-650||Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Petronas)|
|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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