INTERNATIONAL recognition is often regarded as the barometer of quality as far as universities are concerned.
When a varsity continually records sterling results in global rankings and partners with the best – that’s quality assurance students can bank on.
Ranked as one of Asia’s best private universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, UCSI University (UCSI) is classified in the world’s top 1%, by virtue of its top 300 ranking.
The university recently reached new heights in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. With nine subjects ranked, UCSI was ranked in the top 40 for two fields, made one new entry and recorded an overall improvement of 50%.
The most impressive results were recorded in the fields of Performing Arts, as well as Hospitality and Leisure Management.
Ranked 21st globally for Performing Arts, UCSI was tied with the University of Oxford, cementing its long-standing status as Malaysia’s and South-East Asia’s top university for music.
The university was ranked 34th in Hospitality and Leisure Management, climbing six spots from last year, as it made a leap from the top 51-100 bracket in 2021.
UCSI broke into the top 200 for Arts and Design, as well as Business and Management Studies, recording encouraging improvements from last year.
The university even rose 58 spots to finish in the top 330 in Social Sciences and Management.
Maintaining its top 150 ranking for Petroleum Engineering and its top 400 ranking for Chemical Engineering, UCSI is also ranked in the top 600 for Medicine.
UCSI was also ranked for the first time in Pharmacy and Pharmacology, breaking into the top 300.
UCSI has long maintained that the true mark of its success lies with that of its students.
As far as graduate outcomes go, a number of the university’s alumni have gone on to achieve success in their careers, with three Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia inductees and two Prestige 40 Under 40 inductees, as well as multiple serial entrepreneurs, scientists and media personalities in the university’s alumni network.
In music alone, famous artists such as Aina Abdul and Quek Shio Yee, violinists Joanne Yeoh and Dennis Lau, as well as music composer Onn San, to name a few, are also UCSI alumni.
Research and scholarly pursuits are UCSI’s calling cards as the institution’s medical and engineering students are annually selected by the world’s best universities such as Harvard University, Imperial College London, Tsinghua University, University of Chicago and University of Queensland, for high-impact research.
Students also get to learn from thought leaders who are at the forefront of their respective disciplines.
20 UCSI academics are either Fellows of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia or ranked in Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% Scientists, which identifies the top 2% of most cited scientists in various disciplines around the world.
With so much going on, students may be caught in two minds over their preferred field of study.
To provide greater clarity, UCSI is holding Open Days on the weekends of August 19-20, and August 26-27.
Visitors can look forward to campus tours that showcase state-of-the-art 4IR engineering labs, recital halls, architecture galleries and creative art facilities.
Special VIP counselling sessions and career-matching tests will also be held.
For more information, please visit https://www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my/ or contact 03-9101 8882 or 011-3591 5021.