Taylor’s makes it to top 20 ranking


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  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

PETALING JAYA: Taylor’s University’s Hospitality & Leisure Management made it to the top 20 ranking in the world at 16th place in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 (see table).

The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, provide analysis on the performance of 13,138 individual university programmes taken by students at 1,368 universities.

The universities can be found in 83 locations across the world,  across 48 academic disciplines and five broad faculty areas.  

QS spokesman Jack Moran said the progress made by Malaysia’s higher education system over the last five years has been one of the most noteworthy higher education narratives to emerge from Asia.

Taylor’s University vice-chancellor and president Prof Michael Driscoll said maintaining its top 20 position further solidifies its strong standing in the area.

“As Taylor’s moves towards balanced excellence, this provides us with a stronger foundation as we continue to attract the best talents, collaborate with the best partners globally and produce the best graduates who make a difference in their communities, wherever they are in the world.

“We have transformed the university by introducing radical reforms to our teaching and learning by broadening our international reach.

“Taylor’s new Curriculum Framework gives greater emphasis to a customised curriculum, with new life skills training for all students, enhanced opportunities for industry internships and periods of studying abroad with outstanding varsities worldwide, ” he said.

Taking part in the rankings for the first time, Management and Science University’s (MSU) Hospitality & Leisure Management was ranked 28th.

MSU president Prof Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid said this is testimony that the university is in the right direction to achieve its vision and mission of transforming lives and enriching the future.

“This has set a benchmark for us, showing that the university is on par with international education standards and acts as an indication that we are doing it right, ” he said.

Mohd Shukri said strong engagement with industry partners has allowed its students to gain invaluable industry insight, which is the foundation for their future careers.

Universiti Malaya (UM) is Malaysia’s most ranked university, featuring in 34 of the 48 subject tables.

UM’s top-50 are in Library & Information Management; Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Development Studies.

Both UM’s Materials Science Department and Civil & Structural Engineering Department achieved a perfect score of 100/100 and 96.1/100 for Citations per Paper respectively.

UM also came in the top 100 among global institutions for 17 of its subjects.

UM vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Abdul Rahim Hashim thanked staff for their “commitment and dedication to outstanding research and teaching”.

“The 2016-2020 UM Strategic Plan has produced great results in research, teaching and learning, as well as internationalisation to ensure UM graduates are well sought after around the world.

“UM is now formulating the next phase of its Strategic Plan, ” he said.

UCSI University’s Institute of Music is ranked among the world’s top 100 school​s for performing arts and its Faculty of Business and Information Science in the top 400 in the business and management category.

UCSI vice-chancellor and president Academician Senior Prof Datuk Dr Khalid Yusoff said the performance is indicative of their students ​being accepted by academia and industry.

“​This is reflected by the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 which identifies UCSI as one of the three top universities in the country in the field of graduate employability. ​

“These achievements are a testament to the university’s commitment to pushing higher education further and higher.

“As the nation’s best private university in the QS World University Rankings for two years consecutively in 2019 and 2020, we are committed towards academic excellence, ” he said.

For more information, see https://www.TopUniversities.com/subject-rankings/2020.

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