Malaysia’s Top 5 Universities

Here are the top 5 universities of Malaysia-

1. Universiti Malaya (UM)

The University of Malaya, the first University of the country, is situated on a 750-acre (309-hectare) campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. It has more than 12000 students, and the focus on research is very high.

Overall Ranking

QS World University Rankings #114

QS WU Rankings by Subject Engineering #23

Asian University Rankings #24

Graduate Employability Ranking #201-250

 

2. Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia was founded in 1971 through the merger of Faculty of Agriculture, University Malaya and Agriculture College in Serdang. The first three founder faculties were Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Forestry and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science. It has more than 12000 students and the focus on research is very high.

Overall Ranking

QS World University Rankings #229

QS WU Rankings by Subject Engineering #51-100

Asian University Rankings # 36

Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50 #15

 

3. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has bases in Kuala Lumpur and was established in 1970. UKM encompasses an academic community of 2,460 (360 professors; 696 associate professors; 1,247 lecturers and 43 tutors and 114 teachers), supporting staff of more than 9500 and a student population of approximately 18,688. Currently, UKM has about 11,705 undergraduate students, and 6,983 postgraduate students of which 2,173 are international students from 45 different countries.

Overall Ranking

QS World University Rankings #230

QS WU Rankings by Subject Theology #51-100

Asian University Rankings #43

Graduate Employability Ranking #301-500

 

4. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

A Technical School began its operation at Weld Road, Kuala Lumpur in 1904 to teach Technical Assistants for the Federated Malay States Departments of Railways, Survey and Public Works. In 1941, the Technical School was elevated to a college status, and in 1955, The Technical College was formed and officially opened by the British High Commissioner, Sir Donald MacGillivary. Later, in 1975, the Institute was renamed as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Today, UTM has two campuses. Its 1222-hectare main campus is located in Skudai, Johor Bahru.

Overall Ranking

QS World University Rankings #253

QS WU Rankings by Subject Architecture #51-100

Asian University Rankings #49

Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50 #21

 

5. Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the second oldest university in Malaysia and one of the leading universities in the country. Its main thrust in the development of higher education are in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Sciences & Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities and Education. USM is the only APEX University in Malaysia, a special status accorded by the Ministry of Higher Education. The APEX (Accelerated Programme for Excellence) agenda among others is to propel the university to be one of the best institutions of higher learning in the world.

Overall Ranking

QS World University Rankings #264

QS WU Rankings by Hospitality & Leisure #32

Asian University Rankings #46

Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50 #23

 

Source: QS World University Rankings® 2018.

 

By Mohammad Hassan Shakil

Founding Team Member- The ResearchHUB

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