Varsity takes top spot of category in world rankings


IN the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023, Sunway University was listed as the No.1 non-government linked university in Malaysia and also ranked among Malaysia’s Top 10 universities.

Sunway University is now in the 801-1000 tier, out of 1,799 universities across 104 countries.

THE World University Rankings is the largest and most diverse of such rankings.

Sunway University president Prof Sibrandes Poppema said, “We are very pleased to have entered the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.”

The table is calibrated based on 13 performance indicators that measure an institution across four areas; teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

These rankings are a vital source of information for students when deciding where to study.

In addition, Sunway University is also the top-ranked private university in Malaysia for THE Impact Rankings 2022.

It reached the top 301+ out of 1,406 international institutions.

THE Impact Rankings recognise universities worldwide for their social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sunway University is in the top 200 in SDG 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth and SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals.

It is in the top 300 in SDG 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, and received a high score in SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

In the International Student Barometer 2021 survey, Sunway University ranked No.1 in “Career Support”, with a 92.3% satisfaction rate compared to the average of 77.6% globally.

According to the Sunway Career Services 2020/2021 report in Malaysia, Sunway graduates are sought-after by top companies including Accenture, AIA, Ernst & Young, Great Eastern Life Assurance, Maybank, Prudential Assurance, Public Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Shopee besides Sunway Group and its subsidiaries.

Sunway University also received the top ranking for graduate employability in Malaysia by Talentbank Group, through the National Graduate Employability Index.

The survey gauges the employability rate of graduates from universities across Malaysia.

“Sunway University will continue to go upward as our articles and citations have gone up in the past two years.

“Our reputation in education and research is growing,” said Prof Poppema.

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