UM is the only Malaysian university in the Top 100 QS World Rankings for 2025

QS World University Rankings 2020: Universiti Malaya continues to be the top Malaysian university.

It is the only Malaysian institution to make the top 100.

UM had climbed from 65th place last year to 21st in the 21st ranking.

UM has the highest national ranking in Academic Reputation (62nd) and Employer Reputation (34th).

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is ranked second, climbing 21 places from 159th place to 138th.

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia round out the top 200.

Taylor’s University, ranked 251st in Malaysia, is followed by UCSI University, ranked 265th.

This year, 28 Malaysian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), were ranked.

In a press release issued on Wednesday (5 June), QS stated that five Malaysian Universities ranked in the top 100 of the world for the International Student Ratio and four universities were ranked in the top 200 universities for the International Faculty Ratio.

It said that Malaysia is making great strides in achieving its ambitious goal to attract 250,000 international students before 2025.

The report also stated that Malaysian universities have gained increased recognition from academics. Almost all of the ranked universities showed improved results year-over-year.

The report also stated that employers’ recognition of these universities is declining, with 22 out of 26 ranked institutions dropping in this indicator.

Malaysia’s research impacts are still behind its regional and international peers, despite progress in other areas.

Ben Sowter, QS Senior Vice President, said that Malaysia’s journey to becoming a nation of high income depends on the quality and effectiveness of its education system.

He stated that Malaysia could nurture the next generation university students by developing a solid educational foundation in the primary and secondary level.

He added that “their learning experience must include new skills and competencies to foster both the human and technical skills needed to thrive in a global economy increasingly dominated by AI.”

Sowter stated that this approach was critical to meeting the growing demand for a highly skilled workforce, and to sustain economic growth.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States has dominated the rankings for 13 years. Imperial College London, a British institution, takes the second place, knocking University of Cambridge from the top five.

University of Oxford (UK) maintains its ranking (3rd), and shares it with Harvard University in the United States of America.

National University of Singapore, the only Asian university to be ranked among the top 10, is ranked 8th in the world.

Related Articles