Malaysia now home to five of world’s top 300 universities

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KUALA LUMPUR: Five Malaysian universities have emerged among the world’s top 300 best universities, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University rankings for 2018 released today.

This year’s results indicate that Malaysia has nearly doubled its share of top-300 universities, up from three in 2017, in what is a successful year for Malaysian higher education.

University of Malaya remains Malaysia’s leading university, and reaches the highest position it has achieved since the first-ever edition of the QS World University Rankings (2004).

It rises by 19 places, and now ranks 114th.

Two other varsities that made it to the top 300 are Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), which rises to 230th position from 302nd and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), which jumps to 264th from 330th in the world.

Meanwhile, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) rises from 270th to 229th and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) from 288th to 253rd. – NST

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