BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 9 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) maintains its position at Top 150 in the 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QSWUR) by subject.
The 2022 QSWUR by Subject report has revealed that UTB’s Petroleum Engineering subject remained at Top 101-150 and is currently in the 44th place in Asia, 10th place in South-East Asia and maintains its position as the leading university in the Sultanate for Petroleum Engineering.
According to the report, to produce this ranking, over 14.7 million unique papers, producing close to 96 million citations were analysed.
UTB was evaluated against 1,543 other institutions around the world across 51 subjects in five broad subject areas, creating over 17,700 ranked entries altogether. These figures reflect some of the scale behind the huge undertakings carried out to produce these subject rankings.
The achievement has placed UTB in the 10th place in Southeast Asia alongside National University of Singapore (NUS); Malaysia’s Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and UCSI University in Malaysia; Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB); Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL); and Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) in Vietnam.
Other prestigious universities also ranked at the Top 150 include Coventry University, Royal Holloway University of London, and University of Bradford in the United Kingdom; Edith Cowan University in Australia; and Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology, in the United States (US) among others.
Programme leader of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering in UTB’s Faculty of Engineering Dr Mohammad Hazwan bin Azri credited the university’s outstanding performance as a result of the institution’s strong partnership, in addition to its research with major oil and gas companies in Brunei.
Therefore, the Petroleum Engineering programme at UTB maintains its face value with other global universities. He also attributed the faculty’s success to its highly qualified and capable staff members, as well as academics who are highly competent experts within their respective fields. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN