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UM moves up 13 spots in QS World University Rankings 2016/17

by StudyMalaysia.com on September 7, 2016 | Top Stories

The QS World University Rankings 2016/17 which was released on 6 September 2016 showed an upward momentum in many of Asia's leading higher education institutions. This included a stellar performance from Malaysia's public universities.

Universiti Malaya, which is also rated 5 QS stars, moved up 13 spots to clinch a rank of 133; Universiti Putra Malaysia moved to 270; Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 288; and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 302. However, Universiti Sains Malaysia dropped to 330 position from 289.

The top position in the ranking is maintained by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the fifth consecutive year. Stanford University moved up one spot while Stanford University fell one spot. The remaining top 10 players remained from the previous year.

In Asia, the highest ranking went to National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University which hold steady at 12 and 13 respectively. Further down the list, Tsinghua University, China, climbs one place to joint 24th.

QS World University Rankings 2016/17

Institution 2016 Rank 2015 Rank
Universiti Malaya (UM) 133 146
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 270 331
Universiti teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 288 303
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 302 312
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 330 289
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 601-650 551-600
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) 601-650 Not ranked
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) 701+ 701+
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) 701+ 701+


Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2016

The top 10 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

2016 2015 Institution Country
1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 3= Stanford University United States
3 2 Harvard University United States
4 3= University of Cambridge United Kingdom
5 5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States
6 6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
7 7 UCL (University College London) United Kingdom
8 9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland
9 8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
10 10 University of Chicago United States

About the QS World University Rankings®

Published annually, the QS World University Rankings provides an index of the world's leading higher education institutions, based on six performance indicators. The ranking has been expanded this year to feature 916 universities (25 more than last year) in 81 countries, following an assessment of more than 3,800 institutions.

Source: QS World University Rankings®

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