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QS World University Rankings® 2020

by StudyMalaysia.com on July 8, 2019 | Top Stories

QS World University Rankings® 2020 - StudyMalaysia.com

In the world’s top universities this year ranked by QS World University Rankings® 2020, Malaysia records eight universities in the top 500 ranking.

Who has the best universities in south-east Asia according to QS World University Rankings® 2018?

The results for the QS World University Rankings® 2020 which were released on 19 June 2019 ranked 1000 universities from 82 different locations. A total of 94,000 academics and 44,000 hiring managers were surveyed; and 11.8 million research papers and 100 million citations analysed. As in previous years, universities were measured on academic standing, graduate employability, student/staff ratio, research impact, and internationalisation.

The world’s best university went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a number one spot that it has held for eight years running. Stanford University and Harvard University maintained their second and third positions from the previous year. There were no newcomers in the top 10 universities.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States
  2. Stanford University, United States
  3. Harvard University, United States
  4. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States
  6. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  7. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  8. UCL, United Kingdom
  9. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  10. University of Chicago, United States

In Malaysia, a total of 20 universities were ranked this year with Universiti Malaya moving up to 70th position, its highest ever rank. Most of the other universities showed a marked improvement in their rankings from the previous year; UPM had the biggest jump from a ranking of 202 to 159, followed by USM from 207 to 165.

Featured for the first time in the QS World University Rankings are Management and Science University, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Sunway University, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). Appearing at #442, UCSI University is the highest ranked private university in Malaysia.

2020 Ranking 2019 Ranking 2018 Ranking 2017 Ranking University
70 87 114 133 Universiti Malaya (UM)
159 202 229 270 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
160 184 230 302 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
165 207 264 330 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
217 228 253 288 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
442 481 - - UCSI University
482 521-530 601-650 601-650 Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Petronas)
511-520 601-650 - - Taylor’s University
541-550 - - - Management and Science University
591-600 601-650 701-750 701+ Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
651-700 651-700 701-750 601-650 International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
651-700 751-800 751-800 701+ Universiti Teknologi MARA – UiTM
701-750 - - - Universiti Malaysia Perlis
751-800 - - - Sunway University
751-800 - - - Universiti Malaysia Pahang
801-1000 701-750 - - Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
801-1000 801-1000 - - Multimedia University (MMU)
801-1000 - - - Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
801-1000 - - - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
801-1000 - - - Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

QS World University Rankings® 2020


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