Source: London-based QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings Year 2011
1 Cambridge University,UK
2 Harvard University, US
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
4 Yale University, US
5 Oxford University, UK
6 Imperial College London, UK
22 University of Hong Kong
25 University of Tokyo
28 National University of Singapore (NUS)
58 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
167 Universiti Malaya (UM)
279 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
335 Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
358 Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The Star Online wrote:
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Ltd Intelligence Unit head Ben Sowter said QS conducts and compiles the annual World University Rankings, which is an annual league table of the top universities in the world.
The rankings are based on data gathered and measured in academic peer review, employer reputation review, international faculty ratio, international student ratio, student faculty ratio, and citations per faculty.
On UM's improvement, Sowter said it was the only Malaysian institution to have improved in its academic, employer scores and international aspects this year
He said UKM lost ground in the employer reputation review and citations per faculty but improved in academic reputation.
UM vice-chancellor Prof Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon said the policy to have academics and postgraduate students improved their quality of research and to have their output published in the Thomson Institute for Scientific Information indexed journals was paying off.
“This is a key policy that will continue under my administration so the promise of getting UM into the Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings will be achieved by 2015,” he said
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