Malaysia’s ‘apex university’ has dropped 34 places to 335th spot in the QS world university rankings. Cambridge University tops the latest world ranking.
Universiti Malaya is the only Malaysian U in the top 200 coming in at 167th spot, up 40 places.
These rankings are by no means free of shortcomings but here’s the full ranking on the QS website all the same.
We are well behind other Asian universities. According to QS:
Hong Kong University repeats its 2010 performance by taking the top spot in Asia, moving up one place to 22nd and increasing the gap with University of Tokyo to three places. HKU is joined by fellow Hong Kong institutions CUHK and HKUST in the top 50, and with HKU, University of Tokyo and National University of Singapore cementing their places in the top 30, leading Asian institutions are now proving on a year-on-year basis that they operate at a comparable level to the world’s best.
Other Malaysian universities have also slid down the scale (previous year’s rankings in brackets), according to a report in The Star.
UM – 167 (207)
UKM – 279 (263)
USM – 335 (309)
UPM – 358 (319)
UTM – 401-450 (365).
IIUM – 451-500 (not ranked)
UTM – 601+ (not ranked)