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Higher Education Achievements

by StudyMalaysia.com on June 7, 2017 | The National Education System, Top Stories

Higher Education Achievements

The government of Malaysia is committed in providing the best and the highest quality of higher education to its students. Several initiatives have been introduced to produce holistic graduates with balanced traits and an edge in entrepreneurship.

Some of the initiatives that have already been implemented include the iCGPA (Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average) and the CEO@Faculty programme. In iCGPA, a matrix is used to display the GPAs for eight speci c attributes: knowledge, practical skills, social skills and responsibility, ethics and values, communication, problem solving, information management, and entrepreneurship.

The CEO@Faculty programme has seen an increase in public-private sector collaboration where CEOs are appointed as adjunct professors. Some of the companies participating in this initiative are AirAsia, Huawei Malaysia, Novartis Corporation, Shell, Samsung, B Braun, CIMB group, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Maybank, Redtone International, Motorola Solutions, Asian Finance Bank, COMOS, and others.

These are just a couple of examples of the ongoing strategies carried out in line with the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher education) that has helped Malaysian higher education institutions improve the quality of higher education experience for its students. The infographic shows the highlights of higher education achievements of public and private universities in Malaysia.

A. Higher Education Achievements for Public Universities in Malaysia

20 Public Universities in Malaysia
  • 5 research universities
  • 4 MTUN (TVET)
  • 11 comprehensive universities
  • 14 HiCOEs

HiCOE – Higher institution centre of excellence

MTUN – Malaysian Technical University Network

TVET – Technical and vocational education and training

34 polytechnics
94 community colleges

Research Grants
  • Total allocation RM226 million (as at Sep 2015)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Transdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme (TRGS)
  • Prototype Development Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
  • Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
  • Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS)
  • Research Acculturation Collaborative Effort RACE)
  • Research Incentive Grant Ministry of Higher Education (GSP-MoHE)
QS World University Rankings 2015/16

5 public universities on the QS World University Rankings 2016/17

Upward trend in the QS World University Rankings for most of the universities

Universiti Malaya (133)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (330)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (288)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (302)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (270)

In the world: 2015 2016
Universiti Malaya 146 133
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 303 288
Universiti Putra Malaysia 331 270
In Asia: 2015 2016
Universiti Malaya 29 27
Universiti Sains Malaysia 49 51
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 56 55
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 61 63
Universiti Putra Malaysia 66 49
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Universiti Malaya

Top 50:

  • Development Studies (30)
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (37)

Top 100:

  • Architecture/ Built Environment
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • English Language & Literature
  • Linguistics

 

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Top 100:

  • Architecture/ Built Environment
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Top 50:

  • Chemical Engineering (46)

Top 100:

  • Architecture/ Built Environment
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Development Studies
  • Education
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology

 

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Top 100:

  • Architecture/ Built Environment
  • Education
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Social Policy & Administration

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Top 100:

  • Agriculture & Forestry

Did you know?

For Life Sciences & Medicine, University of Malaya is ranked 48th in the world for Academic Reputation.


Upward trend in QS World University Rankings by Faculty

Engineering & Technology

University 2014 2015
Universiti Malaya 83 54
Universiti Sains Malaysia 122 85
Universiti Teknologi 134 100
Universiti Putra Malaysia 161 133
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 186 149
Universiti Teknologi Petronas 335 288

Social Sciences & Management

University 2014 2015
Universiti Malaya 123 69
Universiti Sains Malaysia 161 89
Universiti Putra Malayia 232 152
Universiti KebangsaanMalaysia 196 161
Universiti TeknologiMalaysia 283 211
Universiti Teknologi MARA 350 327
QS Stars University Ratings 2015

Universiti Malaya (5 stars)
Universiti Teknologi Petronas (4 stars)
Universiti Malaysia Perlis (3 stars)
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (3 stars)
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (2 stars)

QS World University Rankings 2015 Top 50 Under 50
Universiti Sains Malaysia 26
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 30
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 32
Universiti Putra Malaysia 38
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (91-100)
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
5 public universities ranked for the first time (2015/2016) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016
Top 500:
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Top 800:
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 56
Universiti Putra Malaysia 103
Universiti Sains Malaysia 112
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 158
Academia-Industry Collaboration

Universiti SainsMalaysia (USM)

  • Toray Industries (M) Sdn Bhd Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
  • Samsung Malaysia Electronics Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
  • CIMB Bank
Thomson Reuters’ ‘World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’

3 researchers recognised as ‘World’s most influential scientific minds 2015’

  • Professor Dato’ Ir Dr Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Professor Dr Siti Kartom Kamarudin, Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Professor Dr Bassim H Hameed, Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Research and Publications

Malaysia is ranked 23rd for world scholarly outputs indexed in SCOPUS in 2014.

Malaysia is #7 on the ‘Top 30 Asia Pacific Countries’ ranked by number of scholarly output, 2011-2015.

Research in Islamic Banking

11% of global Islamic finance research is contributed by International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) & International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA).

11% of the world’s Islamic Banking publications come from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).

Thomson Reuters Malaysia's Rising Star Award: Top 1% in the World

14 Malaysian academicians were bestowed the Thomson Reuters "Rising Star" award in 2015.

These 14 academicians were recognized for emerging as the top 1% researchers with the most cited papers in their respective fields, in the world.

The Shape of Global Higher Education: National Policies Framework for international Engagement

Germany and Malaysia emerge the best performers in a major British Council research that looks at national policies on openness to international higher education.


B. Private higher education institutions in Malaysia have begun making their mark in rankings


Private higher education institutions > 500
Foreign university branch campuses 10
QS World University Rankings Asia
University 2015 2016
Universiti Teknologi Petronas 151 127

Top 250:

Multimedia University 193
Taylor's University 179

Top 300:

  • UCSI University
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Lim KokWing University of Creative Technology
  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

Universiti Teknologi Petronas

Top 150:

  • Chemical Engineering

Top 200:

  • Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

Top 250:

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Top 350:

  • Computer Science & Information Systems

Multimedia University

Top 200:

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Top 350:

  • Computer Science & Information Systems
QS Stars University Ratings 2015

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (4 stars)

Sunway University

  • Learning (5 stars)
  • Employability (5 stars)
  • Facilities (5 stars)
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