UNIVERSITI Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) is ranked 253rd in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities for Engineering.
This makes it Malaysia’s top private university for its engineering programmes.
Uniten obtained an overall score of 54.8 for engineering
programmes. In addition, the score for one of the indicators for Best Global Universities for Engineering, which is the percentage of highly cited papers among the top 1% most cited in Engineering, shows that Uniten is top in the world.
The data for publications and citations for the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities for Engineering ranking is extracted from the Clarivate Analytics InCites, which is one of the most reliable citation databases in the world while the bibliometric data was based on the Web of Science.
“Uniten’s achievement is in line with its aspiration of being a ‘Globally Competitive Energy-Focused University by 2025’, ” said its vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha.
He added that Uniten’s success was a result of the efforts and unwavering commitment by its staff and researchers as well as continuous support from the stakeholders.
Dean of College of Engineering (COE) Prof Dr Izham Zainal Abidin, highlighted the high levels of team spirit among its staff and researchers.
This success is in line with Uniten’s strategic plan, ‘Building Opportunities, Living Dreams’ or BOLD2025 which outlines three strategic goals, namely Teaching and Learning Excellence, Financial Sustainability and Research Excellence, he added.
“The assessment of the Best Global University Rankings for engineering programmes are based on the indicators such as global research reputation, regional research reputation, publications, conferences, total citations, percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited, international collaboration and percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers, ” he said.