Top Universities in Malaysia 2011-2012

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The top Malaysian university, Universiti Malaya (UM) has successfully improved its world ranking in the QS World University Ranking for 2011/2012. In the latest ranking, UM has rose up the ranks to be included into the Top 200 universities in the world. Berry Berry Easy would like to congratulate UM for its success. Read all about the university ranking for Malaysian universities here on Berry Berry Easy.

Top Universities in Malaysia 2011/12

QS World University Ranking

What: QS University Ranking 2011/2012 for Universities in Malaysia
When: For academic session of 2011/2012
Big Malaysian news: UM successfully reentered the Top 200 in the QS World University Ranking

About the QS World University Ranking

  • The annual ranking is compiled Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS).
  • The ranking considers 2,919 universities, evaluates above 700 of them and produces the ranking for the Top 500 Universities in the World.

Among factors assessed are:

  • Academic reputation (40%)
  • Employer reputation (10%)
  • Faculty-student ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • Proportion of international students (5%)
  • Proportion of international faculty (5%)

The Summary

  • Universiti Malaya (UM) emerged as the best university in Malaysia in the highly respected QS World University Ranking for the year 2011/2012.
  • It is the only Malayisan tertiary education institute to be inducted into the Top 200 for the 2011/12 QS World University Ranking.
  • UM achievements came after it improved its ranking by 40 spots from 207 in 2010 to 167 this year.
  • Measures were taken to ensure that UM will be ranked in the Top 100 by 2015.
  • The improvement for UM came in view of its improvement in the academics, employer scores and international aspects.
  • The other major universities in Malaysia which made the list such as USM, UKM, UPM and UTM performed badly where their ranking slipped down the ranks.
  • Meanwhile, two universities, IIUM and UiTM successfully entered the list this year.

Performance of Universities in Malaysia

University 2011 Rank 2010 Rank Movement
University Malaya (UM) 167 207 Rise 40 spots
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) 279 263 Drop 16 spots
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 335 309 Drop 26 spots
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) 358 319 Drop 39 spots
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 401-450 365 N/A
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) 451-500 - N/A
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) 601+ - N/A

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The following tables shows the top universities of the World, Asia and South-East Asia.

Top 10 Universities in the World 2011/2012

Rank University Country Score
1 University of Cambridge UK 100
2 Harvard University USA 99.3
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA 99.2
4 Yale University USA 98.8
5 University of Oxford UK 98.0
6 Imperial College London UK 97.6
7 University College London (UCL) UK 97.3
8 University of Chicago USA 96.1
9 University of Pennsylvania USA 95.7
0 Columbia University USA 95.3

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Top 10 Universities in Asia 2011/2012

Asian Ranking World Ranking University Country Score
1 22 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 87.0
2 25 The University of Tokyo Japan 85.9
3 28 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 84.1
4 32 Kyoto University Japan 82.9
5 37 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 79.5
6 40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong 79.1
7 42 Seoul National University South Korea 78.7
8 45 Osaka University Japan 77.5
9 46 Peking University China 77.4
10 47 Tsinghua University China 76.3

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Top Universities in South-East Asia 2011/2012

SEA Ranking World Ranking University Country Score
1 28 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 84.1
2 58 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 72.5
3 167 Universiti Malaya (UM) Malaysia 50.9
4 171 Chulalongkorn University Thailand 50.7
5 217 University of Indonesia Indonesia 45.1
6 229 Mahidol University Thailand 43.1
7 279 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Malaysia 39.2

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What do you think of the rankings of universities in Malaysia? Does the success of UM glossed over the failing of other universities? Are the overall rankings of Malaysian universities sliding down alarmingly? Berry Berry Easy would like to hear your views.

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