UM among 24 M'sian varsities with improved QS World University Rankings for Asia

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  • Tuesday, 02 Nov 2021

PETALING JAYA: Twenty-four Malaysian universities climbed higher in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: Asia.

In the latest 2022 edition, Universiti Malaya (UM) went up one spot to be ranked eighth, UCSI University broke into the top 100 as it climbed 28 spots to 77th and Taylor’s University now ranks 53rd.

Sunway University ranks 121st after climbing 51 spots, SEGi University moved up to the 291-300 band, and INTI International University too moved up to the 351-400 band.

Other universities which showed improvement were Universiti Putra Malaysia (27), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (33), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (38), Universiti Utara Malaysia (98), Universiti Teknologi Mara (105), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (129), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (144), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (167), Multimedia University (189), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (205), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (227), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (247), Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (271-280), Lincoln University College Malaysia (301-350), and HELP University (351-400).

The rankings saw 36 Malaysian universities competing against a total of 687 universities in the region.

QS director of research Ben Sowter said Malaysia’s higher education continued to evolve and rise.

“There is a lot to celebrate for Malaysian universities but complacency in an ever-evolving global education sector is not permitted and the national higher education system will need to continually improve to remain competitive.

“This year’s results reiterate the intensely competitive and dynamic nature of Asian higher education.

“China’s best universities continue to progress, Japanese higher education is stagnating and Malaysia remains on the rise,” he said.

The National University of Singapore was named the continent’s best university for the fourth consecutive year.

The QS report ranks the continent’s 687 best institutions through 11 key indicators, with the full rankings found at

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