1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
2 University of Cambridge,UK
2 Imperial College London, UK
4 Harvard University, US
5 University of Oxford, UK
5 University College London (UCL), UK
7 Stanford University, US
8 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US
9 Princeton University, US
10 Yale University, US
22 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
28 University of Hong Kong
31 University of Tokyo, Japan
31 Seoul National University, South Korea
39 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
151 Universiti Malaya (UM)
259 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
294 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
309 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
376 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The Malaysian Insider wrote:
All five institutions improved on their rankings compared to last year.
In the survey last year, UM was ranked at 167th while UKM at 269th. UTM and USM were both at 355th and UPM was in the 411-420 ranking.
The criteria used by QS to rank the universities are academic reputation, employer reputation, student to faculty ratio, papers per faculty, citations per paper, internationalisation, and student exchange programmes.
The QS Rankings grades a total of 863 tertiary institutions out of over 3,000 that it assesses.
Universiti Teknologi Mara made the biggest jump, up from the 701-plus level to the 651-700 group.
However, the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) did not improve its position and remained in the 501-550 tier.
In a statement today on the latest QS World University Rankings, QS Quacquarelli Symonds said with the exception of IIUM, all the other universities had improved or remained stable in three out of the six ranking indicators.
The indicators were Academic Reputation, based on 63,676 academic responses and representing 40% of the weight; International Faculty which weights 5%; the research impact indicator; and Citation per Faculty which weights 20%.
"USM is the only institution that has improved across all six indicators," the organisation that has been ranking universities in the world for a decade said.
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