Universiti Malaya (UM) broke into QS Quacquarelli Symonds Asia’s top 30 rankings as Malaysian universities across the board improved their rankings in the latest QS evaluation for 2015 released today.
UM climbed three places to finish 29th in the table, while Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) also climbed from 57th place to break into the top 50, by ranking 49th.
Overall, 17 out of Malaysia’s 21 public universities had improved on their previous year rankings, with only three dropping and one unchanged.
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) were other Malaysia varsities in the top 100.
Ben Sowter, head of QS research, said it was clear that progress was happening in Malaysia, especially in terms of its growing reputation in international academia.
“Malaysia has great ambitions and places education and innovation as among top priorities on its agenda.”
UM improved significantly in the faculty-student ratio indicator, ranking 11th in Asia, and 19th in the international faculty indicator.
USM, which broke into the top 50 in Asia, improved in several indicators – academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, paper per faculty and international faculty. – The Malaysian Insider